Archive for May 21st, 2010

Silence in the City

Friday, May 21st, 2010

It seems like everywhere we go we’re faced with construction. We either run into some sort of road work or some sort of building project. After talking to a few construction gurus we learned one thing – people are willing to pay for silence.

They pay over $1,000 for a washing machine tagged as “super-silent.”

They’ll pay thousands of dollars extra for an apartment with extra soundproofing. In New York City, soundproofing is one of the most sought after commoddities in any condo or apartment.

Whether they use Green Glue or some other material – the truth remains the same. People are willing to live in quiet places – even as the world gets louder.