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My annual quest to find the original location of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on Live/Bing maps’ birds-eye view turned up a neat little coincidence. The tree’s owner, Maria Corti, is a fifth grade teacher at Cider Mill School in my hometown of Wilton, Connecticut. Corti lives in Easton, CT and the 76-foot-tall Norway Spruce used to stand 10 feet from her bedroom window. She had been told that she may have to remove the tree in 5-10 years, which alleviated some of the guilt she felt at chopping it down. This year the tree’s Swarovski crystal star topper has been made over with 720 LEDs, 44 circuit boards, and 3,000 feet of wire for crowd-pleasing lighting tricks.

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