Created by: Tony Schwartz (Producer)
Part of: Tony Schwartz Collection
RXF 8233: Partial contents: Street drilling (00:00) -- Welding spark, sparkle (03:48) -- Boiler room sounds (05:38) -- Pouring something (coal?) on a shoot (10:37) -- Steam blast cleaning of building (13:15) -- Street drilling (17:04) -- Steam blast cleaning of building (18:46) -- Hoist (chain) 53rd Street (19:43) -- Digging machinery 65th Street (16:16) -- Lumber yard talk and sawing (23:47) -- Hammering on steel beams and blasting (35:03) -- Hammering (36:42) -- Power shovel (37:26) -- Pile driver (41:38) -- Power shovel, "steam" shovel on 48th Street (42:26) -- construction sounds (44:24) -- Riveting (44:46).
This audio recording is part of the Tony Schwartz Collection at the Library of Congress. Considered a master of the electronic media, Tony Schwartz changed the face of radio and television advertising by creating socially conscientious campaigns such as the nation’s first anti-smoking ad, which led the tobacco industry to stop advertising on television and radio. Those and other materials are part of the vast archives of sound recordings and moving images created and collected by the renowned New York City sound documentarian, producer, author and teacher.
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Contains samples of "Construction sounds" by Tony Schwartz (Producer). Retrieved from Tony Schwartz Collection at the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.