Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wanamaker Organ

If you are from Philadelphia you are probably familiar with the organ in what used to be Wanamaker's (now a Macy's)
A friend of mine and UArts alum, Scott Kip, is part of the team that works restoring and preserving it and he gave me and some friends an inside tour. Its five stories of rooms--very labyrinthine and compressed in terms of space. It is very much analogous to being inside a body as it seems to have a circulatory system, a nervous system, lungs (so MANY lungs! its pneumatic, after all) and intestines. Just an incredible place.
Click here to see the album of pics.

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