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Spectacular Light and Music Show Kicks Off the Holiday Season at The Shops at Columbus Circle Time Warner Center


November 02, 2005, The Shops at Columbus Circle, at Time Warner Center, New York City’s newest shopping, dining event and entertainment destination will celebrate the holiday season with an experience that is certain to become a New York classic. Visitors to Time Warner Center will witness New York City’s latest holiday celebration experience, a 21st century spectacle of light and music. The multi media sound and light experience will be launched at 6:00PM, November 16, and will begin every evening thereafter at 4:00PM until January 8.

The 150 foot high Great Room will resound with holiday music that has been programmed to be choreographed with twelve 14 foot stars that will hang in the room and be lit by the largest specially crafted display of illuminated color mixing in the world.

“New Yorkers and world visitors alike have embraced Time Warner Center since it opened to the public in February, 2004. This year we are giving New York a special gift of the stars, and hope that the spirit and warmth of the holiday season will envelop all who visit New York’s newest landmark destination,” said Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and CEO, The Related Companies, L.P.

The Related Companies, L. P. and Time Warner have partnered to produce this holiday experience “Under The Stars.” Over 8,500 color LED’s will be programmed to coordinate with original interpretations of holiday music derived from the legendary Nutcracker Suite. The compositions will range from jazz to rock and classical renditions, and will cue to the complex lighting design in each star.

“We’re extremely pleased to work with our partner The Related Companies to create this stunning light and music spectacular at Time Warner Center. This unique multi-media show is destined to become a treasured holiday tradition for the people of New York City and our many visitors from around the world for many years to come,” said Richard D. Parsons, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.

The sound and light experience will take place everyday during the holiday season from November 16 to January 8. The visual and sound experience is being created by Holiday Image, Inc. a Brooklyn based firm renowned for one of a kind holiday displays for many of the nation’s top retailers.

The holiday spectacular also further highlights Time Warner Center as New York City’s newest destination for corporate and civic events. Coordinating these efforts has been Related Experiences at Columbus Circle, the event marketing and sponsorship arm of Time Warner Center.

The Shops at Columbus Circle offer New Yorkers and visitors a world class dining experience including two four star restaurants, along with an array of retailers to accommodate the most discerning shoppers.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring a new exciting dimension to the holidays in New York and we welcome all New Yorkers to stop by and enjoy an evening Under the Stars,” said Kenneth A. Himmel, President and CEO, Related Urban Development.

About Time Warner Center
Time Warner Center, the 2.8 million square foot complex at Columbus Circle opened to the public February 5, 2004. The Shops at Columbus Circle and the The Restaurant Collection consist of retail, food and beverage, and entertainment programming totaling 350,000 square feet of leasable space. Together with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s three performance halls, this world-class destination provides New York’s Westside with 500,000 square feet of dynamic restaurant, retail and entertainment uses. The new complex also includes Time Warner World Headquarters, One Central Park condominiums and The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, New York and the Mandarin Oriental Five Star luxury hotel. The $1.7 billion project was developed by Columbus Centre LLC, a partnership consisting of The Related Companies, L.P. and Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.


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