A forboding and eerie sound reverberated in NYC as the gusts from Hurricane Sandy turned the new Freedom Tower into a spooky wind instrument – an aeolian harp.
Here is the video of it:
The only source I can find that also mentions it is The Daily Beast. New York City’s Sandy Disaster: A Meteorological 9/11?
Does wind through buildings and structures also explain the many strange sounds we heard at the beginning of this year?
A wind harp (aeolian harp) is a series of metal rungs that will vibrate with the wind and generate sound. That is indeed what happened in the upper reaches of the skyscraper as the hurricane winds rushed through the metal scaffolding.