A Tribeca Citizen reader submitted this video of One World Trade Center on a windy day last week. As you can hear, when the wind blows, the tower emits a spooky, high-pitched wailing sound. This isn’t the first time such a sound has been reported.
“I live a couple of blocks from the tower, and first heard this very eerie sound during Hurricane Sandy last year,” writes Kenny Cummings. “I’ve heard it only once afterwards, sometime last winter. I assumed once the building’s framework and windows went in, the airflow would be redirected. At 3:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, I awoke to the sound. It was slightly different in timbre, with two tones this time. I couldn’t be sure what it was at first, but after a moment I realized it was the Trade Center…I’m sure all of downtown hears this—it’s unmistakable and very chilling.” [via: Animal New York]
It’s almost too pitch-perfect to be true: the Central Intelligence Agency owns a collection of intelligence-related art that almost no one can see because it’s locked in a secure area at CIA headquarters in Langley. Now, however, some of that art is available to the public’s prying eyes, as a newly-opened museum in Alabama is exhibiting reproductions of some of the works.
Solar Power Works in Arizona. So why do utiities want to kill it?
Rooftop solar power systems benefit everyone and it is working in Arizona, but utility companies want to eliminate it.Solar panels deliver extra energy from rooftops to neighbors and customers get credit for contributing to local energy supply. This is what is called net metering. Utilities never faced competition, and when solar power makes electricity cheaper and cleaner for everyone, utilities lose profit, so they attack net metering to eliminate competition.
Choice and competition benefit all of us. The choice is yours, the power is yours. Make cheaper and cleaner energy. [via: SolarCity]