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Catherine Yass's piano dropping project pulled in Poplar

Turner Prize nominated artist Catherine Yass hit a bum note recently when a planned project to drop a piano off the top of the empty Balfron Tower was cancelled. The Erno Goldfinger designed residential block in Poplar, East London – currently empty and awaiting renovation – was to be the site of a community workshop by Yass looking at how sound travels when falling 27 storeys. 250 locals signed a petition objecting to the project, and as a result the building's managers cancelled the proposed event.

[HT London Evening Standard]