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Rockefeller Center tree to become a house

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after its annual

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Ever wonder what happens to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after the holidays? It doesn't get kicked to the curb like mine does. It doesn't even get turned into mulch. No, the behemoth evergreen gets turned into a house.

Tishman Speyer, the company that owns and operates Rockefeller Center, once again will mill lumber from the 80th Rockefeller Center tree -- an 80-foot Norway spruce...

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