David Byrne, the former Talking Heads frontman, is going to bang on it like Einstürzende Neubauten.
The two-earth toned green Battery Maritime Building, originally built in 1909, is the city's sole remaining ferry terminal built in elaborate Beaux Arts style.
Byrne's temporary installation, "Playing the Building," will include devices attached to ceiling beams, plumbing, electrical conduits and other parts of the structure. Sound will be produced through vibration, making the building function as an instrument; a 58 million dollar instrument.
Whatever happened to Joseph Bertolozzi using mallets and dowels to play the Mid-Hudson Bridge like an instrument?