The New York Times City Room reports electricians have been installing LED bulbs for the cluster of constellations at Grand Central Station replacing the fiber optic bulbs.

When the terminal opened in 1913, dozens of 10-watt incandescent bulbs — as cutting-edge as an iPad in those times — lighted up the barrel-vaulted ceiling in a brilliant Beaux-Arts display spread across 25,000 square feet.

In a clever civic twist, the constellations were depicted as they would appear from above Earth: the perspective of the gods.

It’s never been nicer to look up; 125 feet up in the air.  Idea: have a bowl of Clam Chowder at the Oyster Bar and check out the new illumination.

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