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Largest musical instrument in the world

This is a picture of the largest musical instrument in the world. It’s the pipe organ in the Municipal Auditorium in Atlantic City.

The organ It was designed by Emerson L. Richards in 1930. It has 7 keyboards and 33,112 pipes ranging in length from 6 mm to 19.4 meters. It is the largest organ in the world, as measured by the number of pipes.

Here’s a picture of the pipes:

The auditorium that it sits in is huge (149 × 88 × 42 m) and has a floor area of 13,000 m². Consequently, the organ runs on much higher wind pressures than most organs in order to achieve a volume loud enough to fill the hall.

The organ has a number of entries in The Guinness Book of World Records:
Largest pipe organ ever constructed”
Largest musical instrument ever constructed”
Loudest musical instrument ever constructed”

The Municipal Auditorium pipe organ is one of only two organs in the world to have an open 64′ stop.

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