Monday, August 17, 2009

The Singing Tree

I just read an article on The Independent called "High art in Lancashire," which discusses the construction of Crown Point's "Singing-Ringing Tree" designed by award-winning architects Tonkin-Liu. This gigantic public art is actually a musical sculpture in the form of a tree. Located on top of the hill, the sculpture produces a low and mellow hum through the pipes whenever the wind blows. Of course, the hums coming from the pipe have already been tuned to justify the appropriate sound level that would not by any means, disturb the wildlife. It was designed and constructed over a six year period will be seen as one of the 21st century's outstanding landmarks.

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