1. The FAO Schwarz Piano
Ah yes, who would forget about FAO Schwarz’s iconic giant piano? Many people flocked here everyday to dance around on it or try to play a real tune with their feet. FAO Schwarz first installed the piano in 1982 and consistently upgraded it with newer versions. In 2013, it was about 15.8 feet long, 3.5 feet wide, had 48 keys and four octaves, and could withstand 1,000 pounds of pressure per square foot. It became even more iconic thanks to its part in the 1988 film Big starring Tom Hanks.
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