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'Light Cycles' Art Display Will Continue to Shine Downtown Through April

BATTERY PARK CITY —  With hundreds of strands of glowing, jewel-colored lights, designer Anne Militello has transformed the 10-story glass atrium of the Brookfield Place's Winter Garden into a giant, luminous kaleidoscope.

Her exhibit, "Light Cycles," which began to light the dark, winter sky at the end of January, was supposed to end later this month but has now been extended through April 18.

The ethereal installation, which begins each night at sundown and ends at midnight, is made of LED-embedded, mirrored discs suspended from the Winter Garden's barrel-vaulted glass roof.

The colors softly change every 20 minutes, and each day of the week features a different light show.

Militello, an award-winning theater lighting designer, has also created several other light installations.

Her work can be seen atop the Four Points Sheraton in Midtown, across the façade and windows of the New York Historical Society and at the Missoni Boutique on Madison Avenue, where her large window art installation was the centerpiece of a BBC documentary about her work.

Light Cycles will be on view from sunset to midnight at Brookfield Place's Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St., through April 18.