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March 1, 2017 AT 8:43 am

Inside the World’s Largest Musical Instrument, the Wanamaker Organ Fills a 7-Storey Department Store with 28K+ Pipes in 463 Ranks

Originally constructed for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, the now-named Wanamaker Organ resides inside Macy’s Center City, their department store at 13th and Market in Philadelphia. The video below features some amazing behind-the-scenes shots of the bellows, pipes, and even power elements that make this pipe organ the largest functional instrument in the world!


 
[h/t Fran’s YouTube Channel for reminding me of this wondrous instrument!]


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