Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heard about the Times Square Ball?

A bigger, brighter Waterford crystal ball will usher in 2009 above Times Square, and then remain in place.
photo: CNN

The famous ball-drop in Times Square just got snazzier. The new, bigger replacement ball is made of 2,468 Waterford crystal triangles, lit from within by a series of L.E.D. bulbs that will let it glow in up to 16 million colors. The ball, which is twice the size of the most recent one, will be on display all year, and can be used for other events as well as the New Year's drop. Something else I learned: the ball drop is 101 years old, and this is the seventh ball that's been used in that time.

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4 comments:

  1. That is cool...I didn't know it was being upgraded! Maria

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  2. Thanks for the link on your side panel to that Operation Nice Blog.....Niceness is good! Maria

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  3. I believe greatly in the power of Nice.

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  4. Very cool post! I didn't know the ball drop was so old!

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