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  • It sprang from the depths of The Great Depression. Constructed in just 16 months and 7 million man-hours (in 1931 they were man hours, not people hours), its 102 stories still proudly scrape the NY skyline. People in dispair refused to stop dreaming big dreams. We were bruised but not defeated.

    The Empire State Building ultimately elevated a great city and the nation followed suit.

    Staring out on a rainy summer day, one can see the past and future in a single frame. It has been more that a decade since 9/11. One World Trade Center building slowly rises in the distant mist. I wonder, what do we dream when we are dying? We dream of iPad.
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