Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Almost every morning as the sunlight pours over the Armory's crenelated parapet walls, way before the 7am permitted NYC construction start-time, before the tractor-trailer dump trucks can cue up, before the jack hammers start a hammerin', even before the gas powered generators are switched on to power the welders arc, there is the powerful sound of a single wood pecker pecking, identity unknown, working in the gigantic oak a few yards down. I believe it's a woodpecker. The rapid pounding sound is very convincing. It could also be one of many Mocking birds in the area who have taken to imitating the beep, beep, beep, sound that a truck makes when it backs up. In any case this is one excavation related sound I honestly enjoy waking to.