Times Square Ball Readied For 2023 Drop [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports:

The Waterford Crystal Ball sits on the roof of 1 Times Sq. all year long, mostly unnoticed despite being 12 feet in diameter and weighing some 11,875 pounds.

This morning a crew of technicians went up there to update the ball’s party outfit with 192 new crystal triangles etched with a design evoking “The Gift of Love.”

Times Square has hosted a ball drop since 1907, missing only two countdowns during the World War II dim-outs. The first ball was made from iron and wood, illuminated by 100 25-watt light bulbs.

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