Piano Staircase

June 3, 2014

Taking the stairs is good for heart health, doctors say. At Johns Hopkins University’s Hackerman Hall, it can also improve your mood. A flight of steps on the building’s north side was recently transformed into a giant piano of sorts that serenades—and sometimes surprises—with a burst of notes as people walk from the first floor to the second (or vice versa). Think “Big”—as in, Tom Hanks in FAO Schwarz.

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