San Francisco's Exposition Organ is one of the last remaining vestiges from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. Considered a prime example of the art of symphonic organ building, this 40-ton treasure has been heard by hundreds-of-thousands of people and has played a pivotal role in San Francisco's musical culture for almost 100 years. [...]
In 1989, the Loma-Prieta earthquake damaged the organ rendering it inoperable. The Exposition Organ was removed for repairs and now fully restored is ready to be erected and heard again by citizens and tourists alike. [...]
The near fully-restored Exposition Organ is a 40-ton instrument with an 800+ square foot footprint. It's sonic field needs a room with several million cubic feet of space as its soundboard. Finding a suitable location large enough and accessible for public enjoyment is a big challenge.
The Armory is a great choice for a location, just based on the opportunity for "pipe" and "organ" jokes alone...