TRIBUNE: A behind-the-scenes peek at Macy’s State Street holiday decorating

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “What do you need to erect and decorate the 45-foot tree that has stretched toward the ceiling of Marshall Field’s/Macy’s Walnut Room restaurant for the past 110 holiday seasons?

Math.

The eight-tiered artificial tree is built and decorated from the top down, starting with the 11-foot top tier that is gradually raised by a cable until it touches the ceiling. Each subsequent tier is then decorated and stacked. The final tier is so wide that it holds a large chunk of the tree’s 2,000 ornaments and 6,600 LED lights, said Paul Anthony, manager for creative production at the State Street store…”

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