Denver, Colorado: Soundwalk

Grates embedded in the sidewalks of a downtown Denver street broadcast sounds that make you think that you're walking above a subway, or perhaps subterranean chickens. It's art!
Curtis St., Denver, CO
Downtown, on Curtis St. between 15th and 16th Sts. Eight blocks north of US 40/Colfax Ave., and about a mile east of I-25 exit 210A.
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I think I first heard the crazy sounds under the street about 20-22 years ago. Definitely a fun spot that catches people off guard. From lions roaring to trains, it's a fun touch to the city.

[Jenn, 05/27/2019]

They work. But the sounds are timed. Ocean waves. Engines. Cows-pigs! Subway cars! be patient and listen. Very cool. On Curtis between 15-16, opposite Sam 3.

[Suzanne, 09/12/2017]



Working! :)

[Nancy, 07/09/2014]

Glad to hear it! This is one of those attractions where visitors risk arriving when it is awaiting repair/restart, or it may have "quiet" hours. And someday the surface populace will grow weary of subterranean chickens.


As far as I could tell they no longer work. :-(

[Shannon, 04/25/2014]

May 22, 2014: Alex reports that they are working "as of tonight."

Soundwalk - fake subway grates exude audio.


3 working.

[Scott Morabito, 08/25/2010]

The Soundwalk aural installation is a series of ventilation grates issuing recorded sounds from below the street. Considering the usual fate of any continuous public powered performance, three still operating ain't bad!

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