New Year, New BALL! s

31Dec09

After leaving work in Times Square today, I was amazed once again to see the mass of people waiting to see an infamous symbol of New York drop down (Balls out everyone). They say that seeing the Times Square Ball drop is a must do in your life time. Millions of people around the world concentrate on our BALL!

Here’s a little bit more information on the Times Square Ball itself: The 2010 version of the New Year’s Eve ball for Times Square is a twelve foot geodesic sphere, which weighs 11,875 pounds. The ball itself is covered in 2,668 Waterford Crystals and is powered by 32,256 Philips LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). And believe it or not, the ball is capable of creating a palette of “more than 16 million colors” and “billions of patterns,” according to the Times Square Alliance website.


New Year’s Eve Ball, 1978. Photo credit: The New York Times.

Signed: Julian

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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One Response to “New Year, New BALL! s”

  1. 1 GoGo

    Did you climb up there like king kong to take this picture? LOL Very interesting I have yet to witness the ball drop in NYC… That is deff on my “things to do in this lifetime” list. Happy New Year to you too!


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