I’ve passed this newly constructed apartment building in Sunny Isles Beach, FL at least once a day for over a year. It was only recently, however, that I realized the design on its face is not just one of those pretty patterns architects and designers use to create interest on a bland face of a building.

It fact, it's a stylized design of a deeply significant motif called the Tree of Life traced to ancient Mesopotamia (4500-539 BC), located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Throughout the centuries, it’s been an important symbol of interconnectedness, a metaphor of life, a correlation to man, and mystical/religious concept.

I wonder if the architect or designer responsible for its placement on this building is aware of and appreciates the motif's longevity and millenniums of its use.

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