Eerie Sound, Choral Sound, Howling Sound Coming from One World Trade Center on Days with High Winds


Published on Oct 10, 2013/unknown date of recording.

Soaring above New York City at 1,776 feet is One World Trade Center, America’s tallest building and an indelible New York landmark. Now there is strange and frightening sound that is reported to be coming from the area of One World Trade center on windy days.


One World Trade Center Wailing in the Wind (Published on Thursday November 28, 2013/Recorded Wednesday November 27, 2013).

“Have you ever heard from neighbors about the wailing World Trade Center?” emailed Kenny Cummings to TribecaCitizen.com. “I live a couple of blocks from the tower, and first heard this very eerie sound during Hurricane Sandy last year. I’ve heard it only once afterwards, sometime last winter. I assumed once the building’s framework and windows went in, the airflow would be redirected. At 3:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, I awoke to the sound. It was slightly different in timbre, with two tones this time. I couldn’t be sure what it was at first, but after a moment I realized it was the Trade Center. Outside it was raining but the trees were calm. I can only imagine at that height the weather is different. I’m sure all of downtown hears this—it’s unmistakable and very chilling. I had to get up and record it. [You can hear it especially well around :20.] It seemed to calm down about 5 a.m.”

— Erik Torkells

Wind at 3:15 a.m. was about 10-15 mph with gusts to 20-25 mph.
Wind at 5:30 a.m. was about 10-15 mph with gusts to 20-25 mph ending at about 5:30 a.m.
See Weather Underground New York Data for Wednesday November 27, 2013 …


Winds shooting through the upper floors of the new WTC create a howling sound (Published on Feb 3, 2013/Recorded late January 2013).


As Hurricane Sandy battered New York City on October 29, 2012 winds were howling through the high rise buildings in lower Manhattan, making for some very eerie soundscape (Published November 14, 2012).


Pedestrian records One World Trade Center ‘wailing’ in New York City.


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