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Piano Stairs Put Subway Buskers Out Of Business

Piano Stairs Put Subway Buskers Out Of Business

Piano Stairs (Image courtesy China Daily)
By Andrew Liszewski

Call me pessimistic, but I’m not sure if I’d find the sound of a giant BIG-esque piano particularly soothing while waiting for the subway. But that’s exactly what the people of Nanjing in the Jiangsu province of China now have to deal with. Each step of the giant piano staircase produces a different note, so presumably if you worked anywhere nearby you’d just be hearing the scales being played all day long. And I do appreciate that it encourages people to take the stairs, but not to be left out I think that escalator running along side it should sound like a giant slide whistle.

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One response to “Piano Stairs Put Subway Buskers Out Of Business”

  1. Jeff Bridges says:

    It could be a stress reliever for those who pass through it before going home from a stressful day of work. Nice idea. But it is true that it is pretty much annoying for those individuals who are working near those Gian Piano Stairs.