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Workers install 192 crystals on Times Square New Year's ball

New Years Eve Times Square
Posted at 2:19 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 17:19:48-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers have installed nearly 200 glittering Waterford crystal triangles on Times Square's New Year's Eve ball in preparation for a pandemic-limited celebration.

The ball is a 12-foot geodesic sphere covered with more than 2,000 crystal triangles of various sizes. Some new crystals are swapped in every year.

This year's addition features a new “Gift of Happiness” design represented by a sunburst of bright cuts radiating outward.

The ball blazing with more than 32,000 LED lights will be dropped at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve to ring in 2021.