Why is this dismantling process not in use in NYC? Watch as this Japanese skyscraper gets dismantled level by level in near-silence. The noise created is supposedly no louder than a whisper.
This happened earlier last week but the garage that used to reside in the lot across the street from my apartment has been completely dismantled. What a way to go. Closed down and almost immediately torn down level by level until only this dirt patch remains.
For as long as I could remember this garage and the adjacent wholesale stores (once a deli) were here and now the city is making way for a high-rise hotel. I'm gonna lose that amazing view of the Empire State Building. :(
Here in NYC, a ton of vans and trucks still use the annoying beeping noise to indicate driving in reverse. The only time I've heard the white noise reverse sound is on construction sites where big industrial machines are either turning or reversing and must alert workers in the area. The sound is just as loud as a beep but quickly dissipates once you walk away from the immediate surrounding danger area (behind a truck/machine).
Compared to beeping, the newer white noise sound is easier to pick out both in volume and in directionality. And with an audio signal that's only heard where needed, that means a whole lot less noise in general. Yay! We need more of these everywhere.