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The Fourth Floor is No More

February 4, 2014


I walk amidst a skeletal, gray labyrinth of cubicle walls. My sketchers, cuffing the carpet, make the only sound.

Office chairs are strewn along dusty aisles and empty cubes, waiting for backsides to support.

Except for the carcasses of a few whiteboards, dried-out markers and twisted strands of phone line, very little denotes that this place was once teeming with life.

A lone woman sifts through technological and corporate detritus, like Louis Leakey eking out fossils from the dust of Olduvai Gorge.

I head for the elevator to go up and away from this place—the fourth floor that was, but is barren of a now.


  1. Rich Garmire permalink

    Hi Ernie, Could you please send me your email address? I am really interested in finding out the story behind the 4th floor close. Thanks, Rich

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