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Swarovski Toasts Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting — Away From the Madness

It’s common knowledge here in New York that when the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center occurs, a logistical hellscape emerges in Midtown. Police barricades, blocked-off streets and thousands of attendees create somewhat of a pickle around Fifth Avenue and 49th Street. But with VIP access, all that madness was avoided at the party inside the Sea Grill at Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday night, celebrating the iconic tree lighting — from the comfort of the bar and restaurant. Hosted by Tishman Speyer, the party was extra special this year, owing to the fact that Swarovski redesigned the crystal star tree topper for the first time since its unveiling in 2004. The architect Daniel Libeskind teamed with Swarovski for the redesign, and also created a Swarovski pop-up shop located in Rockefeller Plaza called the Swarovski Star Boutique. There, consumers can purchase special-edition Swarovski ornaments for the holidays codesigned by Libeskind.
The founder and principal design architect of Studio Libeskind — who also designed the master site plan for Ground Zero and the National Holocaust Monument in Canada — attended the party at the venue below the ice skating rink. Pushing his red-rimmed square glasses further up on the bridge of his nose, he

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