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Sonic Memorial Now on Web

Sonic Memorial Now on Web
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Stories and sounds from the World Trade Center and its neighborhood are online as part of the Sonic Memorial.
The project involves numerous organizations including NPR's "Lost & Found Sound" and the Smithsonian Institution. It is a documentary about the WTC and its environs, both before and after Sept. 11. Segments have aired on "All Things Considered" and will be featured in audio booths at a Smithsonian exhibit.
Stories have focused on topics such as the Mohawk ironworkers who built the WTC; the "building stewardesses" who helped to promote the construction site; the sounds of wind blowing through the trade center's elevator shafts; piano music at Windows of the World; and voicemails from the last days of the WTC.
In addition to hearing stories, the new Web sits lets visitors add sounds and images, search a database of WTC-related topics and use a "Sonic Browser" to explore ambient sounds from the trade center.
Info: www.sonicmemorial.org.

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