Earlier this month I posted about my experience on This Strange Hill at Kaka'ako Park.
I sent this e-mail to Parks and Rec:
Can someone help me find out the answer to this? On top of this hill in Kaka'ako Park is this stone thing. When you stand on it your voice sounds like you're in a hallway. I can't figure it out. It's so baffling. I will be forever grateful if someone can provide me with the answer to this acoustic phenomenon.
I immediately got this reponse from Gordon Tanaka:
Dear Ms. Jalna;
Kaka’ako Waterfront Park is a state park, you have contacted the City and County parks department, to contact the state department of Land and Natural Resources use this address: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can view their web pages at http://hawaii.gov/dlnr
I sent the same e-mail to the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and got this response:
The Hawaii Community Development Authority oversees the Kakaako Waterfront Park and your inquiry has been forwarded to me for response. We are aware of the acoustic sound produced when one speaks while standing on the stoned compass structure at the top of the observation lookout. This was brought to our attention and we noted this unique experience in our website. See link below and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Kaka'ako Park Notables
So, it seems that the compass structure thing was not purposely built to produce that strange sound effect. Somehow, it just happens . . . which brings me back to . . . "somebody tell me WHYYYYYYYY . . . "
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