First you pull on a handle:
|Note the engraving "Kendall Band - Pythagoras" - Math is everywhere!|
|View onto the tracks - the Chimes sit between the outbound and inbound trains|
|Little boys ran over to pull the handle when they saw how much fun we were having!|
|Pulling hard doesn't hurt the chimes or make it sound bad! Great design!|
Jacob told me the MTA had put out an e-mail appeal to MIT for help fixing the Chimes. Students fixed it! (see also http://kendallband.wordpress.com/about/the-kendall-band/) I also only saw the Pythagoras part of the installation - there is also a Kepler part and a Galileo part. I guess I'll have to see them when I return.
Here is a movie of the Chimes taken with my camera. Enjoy!
There are also videos on the Wiki page for the Kendall Band - originally designed and constructed by Paul Matisse, son of Henri Matisse. Excellent work Paul - glad the students could take over care and repair.
There is so much public art in the US, and so little in China. I wish for more public art in China - and more appreciation of public art in the US.