Chimes give voice to Flight 93 heroes across windy memorial site near Shanksville

The last portion of the Flight 93 Memorial is nearing completion. The 93-foot high windchime, Tower of Voices, has an aluminium tube tuned to a different pitch for each crew member and passenger aboard the doomed flight, writes Stephen Huba for the Tribune-Review.

Brett Fugate is the man responsible for making music with the wind and the tubes. He told the paper, “This is a unique musical instrument. I’ve studied music for a long time, and I’ve never seen anything like it in my whole life.”

The chimes will be continuously exposed to the elements, adding to the complexity of the job.

An approximation of what the finished chimes will sound like can be found on the Tower of Voices website.

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