I don't quite get it, but it's David Byrne, so it must be genius. This from his website:

10 South Street, New York, NY (Map)

31 May – 10 August 2008 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Noon – 6PM (Free)

Opening Reception: 31 May, 6–8 PM

[Download press release]
Playing the building is a sound installation in which the infrastructure,
the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical
instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal
beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these
things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration,
striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the
building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.

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AuthorNick Greto