The Brooklyn Bridge Sound Sculpture
One World Trade Center
New York, 1983
In 1983, the Brooklyn Bridge made continuous sounds created from the oscillating drones of cars moving over a steel grid roadway, which later was silenced in the late 80's by being paved over by blacktop.
Eight microphones were mounted below this roadway and the live sounds of the Brooklyn Bridge were transmitted to the exterior of a building that also no longer exists, One World Trade Center. This oscillating drone was played from 8 loudspeakers embedded behind the vertical struts of the facade along a set-back high above the Austin J. Tobin Plaza.
Loudspeakers were also mounted on the observation terrace with panoramic views of New York and the East River.