APTOPIX NEWS CORP DOW JONES
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The “Zipper” has become an iconic image of New York since its introduction eighty years ago Thursday at 1 Times Square, which was then the home of the New York Times. It was given a complete face lift when it was acquired by Dow Jones in 1999, but it retains the all-amber look familiar to locals and tourists (although nowadays it’s generated by LEDs, not light bulbs).

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