Thursday 01 January 1970
Manchester’s Beetham Tower.
Spare a thought in this cold and windy weather for the residents of Beetham Tower.
Beetham Tower in Manchester, England, has a reputation for howling, humming and whistling every time the wind picks up.
The skyscraper is irritating residents due to a ghastly howling noise it makes every time the wind blows because of a glass blade built at the top.
The blade on the south side of the building which is thought to cause the howling during windy weather acts as a façade overrun, accentuating its slim form and it also doubles as a lightning rod.The hum has been recorded as a B below middle C and gets louder the harder the wind blows.
The 47-floor structure is one of the thinnest skyscrapers in the world, with a height to width ratio of 12:1 on the east-west facade.
Contentious 11-year planning battle to build 400 homes and a primary school in Newmarket won by Earl of Derby
Man fined by Barking Council for illegal extension
Please fill in the following form and one of our consultants will be in touch shortly...