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  • Make (a room or building) resistant to the passage of sound

  • Soundproof was a 2006 BBC television drama, directed by Edmund Coulthard and written by Joe Fisher. It starred Joseph Mawle and Susan Lynch as a profoundly deaf man accused of murder and his sign-language interpreter. It was conducted partly in sign-language and subtitles.

  • impervious to, or not penetrable by, sound; "a soundproof room"

  • insulate against noise; "Proust had his apartment soundproofed"

  • (drape) curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  • (drape) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"

  • Arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something

  • Adorn, cover, or wrap (someone or something) loosely with folds of cloth

  • Let (oneself or a part of one's body) rest somewhere in a casual or relaxed way

  • (drape) arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth"

soundproof drapes - Acoustic Foam

Acoustic Foam 2-1/2 24 x 18 UL 94

Acoustic Foam 2-1/2 24 x 18 UL 94

Specially designed, opened cell, flame retardant foam in a convoluted "egg crate" pattern. Helps to reduce muddy bass and cleans up the midrange by absorbing internal standing waves. Staple or glue to the top, bottom, sides and back of your speaker cabinet. You will be amazed at what acoustic foam can do for your sound system. Also ideal for small recording rooms and studios. Flame retardant in accordance with UL 94 HF-1 flammability testing. Sold individually in 24" x 18" pieces. Charcoal gray color.

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The Dorilton

The Dorilton

Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

This French Beaux-Arts style apartment house, located diagonally across Broadway from The Ansonia and harmonizing with it, evokes memories of Paris. It was erected by Hamilton Weed, a builder, in 1900-1902 and was designed by the architectural firm of Janes & Leo. They also designed the row of houses on the south side of 105th Street in the Riverside - West 105th Street Historic District and many notable town houses in Manhattan.

Architecturally the Dorilton is one of the finest Beaux-Arts buildings in Manhattan and displays exceptionally handsome detail. It is twelve stories high, built of brick and limestone, and expresses the theme, popular at that time, of base, shaft and capital, reminiscent of the column.

The base consists of two stories of rusticated limestone surmounted by one floor of alternating bands of brick and limestone, crowned by a balustrade carried on heavy brackets which are paired for vertical emphasis at certain points, above which rises the higher shaft portion of brick trimmed with limestone cornerstones, or quoins, thus establishing three vertical pavilions expressed by the greater height of their roof lines.

This portion is, in turn, crowned by the ninth floor which repeats the horizontal banding of brick and limestone which is also found directly beneath it. Above this a transitional floor, emphasizing the vertical, forms a base for the capital, or top portion of the building, a very high two-and-a-half story convex mansard roof replete with copper crestings at the tops of the three corner pavilion sections.

Tall chimneys, flanking the courtyard and at the outer extremities of the building, with their horizontal banding and paired brackets supporting cornices at their tops, lend a note of elegance to the skyline.

The most striking feature of the Dorilton is its deep entrance courtyard facing 71st Street which is entered through a handsome triple gateway.

The side portions of this gateway, with their high iron gates, once served as a U-shaped carriage access drive while the low central gateway was for pedestrians. Adding dramatic character to the entrance courtyard is the flying three-centered arch which connects the wings of the building on either side of it at ninth floor level.

The gateway consists of four limestone columns, surmounted by balls. The columns support the high wrought-iron gates with top crestings and enframe the low square-headed pedestrian access gate. This is surmounted by a shield supported by two cherubs which is kept below the cornice caps of the columns so that the four balls rise above it and dominate all three gates.

The arch at ninth floor level has a soaring quality which is visibly stabilized by the fact that the unusually wide quoins rise up to the spring-line of the arch and are terminated by large shields which have the appearance of corbels supporting the arch.

The arch itself has deep voussoir stones with a keystone at the apex. The top surface of the arch is horizontal and aligns with the above the ninth floor windows, thus tying it to the wings of the building.

On the Broadway side an exceptionally attractive feature is the central metal bay window., enframed with stone, extending up from the fourth floor through the eighth and crowned by an arch.

To further emphasize the bay it is flanked at its base by two greater than life-size female figures whose handsome draped clothing enhances the motion expressed in their bodies.

Because of its large rooms and soundproof construction, the Dorilton has always been popular as a residence for artists and musicians.

- From the 1974 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Fountain

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Fountain

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a symphony center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It opened with its first concert in the Laura Turner Concert Hall on September 9, 2006. Its opening night gala, conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, Frederica von Stade and Janice Chandler-Eteme, was broadcast live on PBS affiliates throughout the state. The main affiliate, Nashville's WNPT, celebrated the occasion by presenting the event in high definition, the station's first HD telecast. A selection from the complete concert was broadcast on the NPR program Performance Today, on September 15, 2006.
Ground was broken for construction of the Center on December 3, 2003.
The Center is named in honor of Kenneth Schermerhorn, who was the music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra from 1983 until his death in 2005. The center was named before his death.

At the center of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is the 30,000 square feet (2,800 m?), 1,872-seat Laura Turner Concert Hall, which is home to the Orchestra. Modeled after the "shoe box design" of storied concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Musikverein in Vienna, the Hall is one of only a few such venues in the world to feature natural lighting, which streams in through 30 soundproof, double-paned windows that ring its upper walls. Intricate symbolic motifs appear throughout the Hall and the rest of the Center, including irises (the Tennessee state flower), horseshoes (a tribute to the late Laura Turner's love of horses) and coffee beans (representing Nashville's Cheek family of Maxwell House fame).
The Center's neoclassical exterior belies the technological and acoustical advances embodied inside. For example, the orchestra level seats are mounted on several motorized wagons that can be driven forward and lowered through the floor on spiral lifts, revealing an ornate Brazilian cherry and hickory parquet floor and enabling the Hall to be converted from a concert hall into a ballroom in approximately two hours. Further, dozens of motorized acoustic drapes and panels can be quickly adjusted to predetermined positions in order to accommodate many styles of acoustic and amplified music. Finally, those inside the Hall are spared the intrusion of the inevitable downtown noises by an acoustical isolation joint that encircles the entire Hall and prevents sound waves from traveling into or out of the Hall.
The design architect is David M. Schwarz / Architectural Services of Washington, D.C., with Earl Swensson Associates of Nashville as architect of record.

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