8 APRIL 2006, Page 26

Astrological error

From Joseph M.A. Ledlie

Sir: Paul Johnson’s near-perfect miniature of Grand Central Station (And another thing, 25 March) says the celestial ceiling of the station’s grand concourse depicts ‘a gold-leaf astrological mural’. The glittering etchings were meant to be the mythological constellations as they appeared in the New York sky in the gilded age when the station was built. Through error, however, they were spread upon the ceiling as if seen from above rather appropriate for aspiring New York.

Joseph M.A. Ledlie Atlanta, Georgia