Holiday Stars at The Shops at Columbus Circle

One of my very favorite holiday displays in the city is the light-up stars at Columbus Circle. This set-up is in the atrium of the shops that take up the first three floors of the Time Warner Center. 

The stars themselves are impressive constructions of frosted plastic, metal and electronics.

They are each fourteen feet tall, and are suspended from the ceiling by heavy cables.

Each panel can light up different colors, the edges have more tiny LEDs, and there are bulbs that can throw out a flash or strobe at the tip of each point. 

Through most of the day, the stars gently shift in color every minute or two. In the evening, it's a bit different.

See below for more pictures, and video.

I think the effect has been better in years past; it's more suited to orchestral work than jazz, but it's still pretty impressive.