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There is something magical about standing near a living thing as big as a building. The redwoods in Redwood National Park near Eureka, CA, are the tallest trees (and organisms) in the world. The tallest is 380 feet. They can be as old as 2,000 years. Not as ancient as the 5,000 years of the Bristlecone Pine, but old enough to stand since the days of Caesar and Jesus. Even more remarkable is the way such a huge structure is made. It is accreted, atom by atom, whereas a skyscraper is assembled in hunks. The dream of nano-technology is to grow skyscrapers and other large things in the way trees grow, atom by atom. This might make buildings and others radiate attraction the ways trees do too.
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