Seeing stars

There's no other building quite like the dynamic new home for the Hayden Planetarium. It's a circle-in-a-square, a shimmering sphere in a glass box, glowing softly at night to announce its presence on a darkened city street. Designed by James Stewart Polshek of Polshek Partnership Architects, the planetarium is the central focus of the $210 million Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, a 333,500-sq.-ft. (30,015 sq. m) exhibition and research facility that opened

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