The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has a new star, designed by a real “starchitect”

Daniel Libeskind was destined to design a star.

The 72-year old architect, who is renowned for his dramatically angular buildings, looked genuinely excited as his 900-pound Swarovski-crystal-studded tree topper was hoisted atop the 72-foot Norway spruce at Rockefeller Center in New York City on Wednesday (Nov. 14).

Though it’s a relatively minor commission, designing the star for New York City’s tallest Christmas tree has symbolic resonance for Libeskind. “I was born in a homeless...

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