Why is There a Tree on That Building?

You may have noticed something strange while passing a new building under construction: a small tree on the top of the structure. In this episode, we discuss why it’s there. It’s called the “Topping Out Ceremony” and it’s a bizarre tradition/superstition that’s lasted more than 1,400 years. Then we do a quiz with Author, Speaker and Comedian Amma Marfo!

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The Topping Out Ceremony for the North Tower of the World Trade Center. December 23, 1970


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