If you’re visiting this apartment building, you may wonder what sets apart apartment #4. Did the button for #4 simply die in the main interface, requiring this makeshift, unit-specific alteration? Was there a dramatic, gossip-ridden falling out with the neighbors, to such an extent that the dwellers of #4 felt the need to extricate themselves entirely from the hardwired entryway expression of their building’s community? Or was the separate button an attempt, on the part of the landlord, during a real-estate dry spell when #4 was long vacant, to promote it as a special unit, perhaps not with its own elevator playing Satie, but with its own distinct doorbell and accompanying signage?
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