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Located in New York City, this modern monument to the cosmos features a 36,000-sq.-ft. glass curtain wall that encloses an 87-ft.-diameter sphere. Lighted from above and below by blue fluorescent floodlights, the sphere appears to float, magically suspended in a blue ether. The floodlights are lamped with T12 fluorescent sources for easy maintenance, louvered to minimize brightness and circuited in sequence to create a rolling fade and produce the effect of a slowly turning sphere. To contrast with the soft blue glow, 5-degree ellipsoidal spotlights recessed in a ceiling slot highlight from above the planets suspended around the sphere. From below, the planet exhibits are uplighted by shielded AR111 narrow-beam spotlights located with the fluorescent floodlights on the lower edge of a balcony. More

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