Rochester Savings Bank - Rochester

Rochester Savings Bank - Rochester

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supported an interdisciplinary research project called "Digital Preservation and Access to Aural Heritage via a Scalable, Extensible Method." This project focuses on preserving aural heritage, which involves documenting and recreating the auditory experience of culturally important places using physics-based reconstructions of acoustical dynamics.

Case Study #2: Rochester Savings Bank, Rochester, NY. As an example of large and public space acoustics, we will apply the method to the interior of the Rochester Savings Bank located in downtown of Rochester. This 1927 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), with historical significance for art, architecture and commerce. The above photo shows the ornately decorated main hall, whose coupled volumes and diverse materials create particular acoustical and sensory features.


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