Giant Pipe Organ

Last Updated December 14, 2002

This giant pipe organ is proposed for Justin Herman Plaza. It has 6,000 pipes and weighs 40 tons. It was constructed for a 1915 fair. Its shell is modern and has evolved into a 50-foot-high structure. Little input was sought from neighbors before the old board of supervisors began voting for this project. As this cover story, "Organ Failure", from "S.F. Weekly" points out, there are serious questions about whether this indoor organ will work out-of-doors. A similar organ in San Diego was designed to be outside. This one was not.

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