Design: The Hi-Fi Snore

Latest news on the thin-wall apartment front is snoring.

Sam Sheir lives on the 16th floor of No. 35 Seacoast Terrace, a brand-new building in Brooklyn, and its walls are very thin. When he goes to bed, his head is only a matter of millimeters from the head of Sam and Ida Gutwirth's double bed. And Sam Sheir snores. Not only does he snore—his snoring style was described at a hearing in Brooklyn Criminal Court last week as "of gigantic proportions, an animalistic roar, lionlike, that vibrates the rooms."

Sam Sheir's stentorian breathing was under discussion before a judge because snorer Sheir...

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