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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Under the Stars, at Columbus Circle

Seeing Stars
Photo by myself at the Time Warner Center, in Columbus Circle.

Above, the main atrium space in the Time Warner Center. In the background are Columbus Circle and Central Park South.

Suspended in the atrium are twelve stars, each internally illuminated with LED lights. The largest stars are 14 feet tall.

The LED lights cycle slowly through the color spectrum, turning the stars blue, purple, yellow, orange, red and green. It takes less than a minute to get through the entire spectrum. I took the above photo at around 3 pm.

Starting at 5pm every day is a light show called Holiday Under the Stars. The show includes over 150 strobe lights and a musical soundtrack. The show must be very dramatic, since by that time it's dark outside.

Seeing Stars, further away
Above, the lights slowly turn from blue to green.

Related posts: On Target, On Houston, The Starry Sky Above 59th Street and The Twinkling View at Rockefeller Center.


Olivier said...

superbe illumination de noel , juste cadre sur christophe colomb

Nori said...

Good sence!

dianasfaria.com said...

I love the man standing against this beautiful backdrop. He almost looks like he is from another era.

RedPat said...

Great shots and super stars!

Unknown said...

Snap! http://mynewyorkdish.com/?p=1557 They're so beautiful both day and night.

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

I love Columbus Circle...they look so gorgeous! just shots !! :)

elsie said...

stunning photographs

Mike said...

Nice decorations.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! I love the holiday decorations here.