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2022 Times Square New Years Eve ball design revealed by crystal maker

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2022 Times Square New Years Eve ball design revealed by crystal maker

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The Times Square New Years Ball gets the finishing touches.

Waterford, the crystal company behind the famous New Years Ball, has announced that it will replace 192 of the 2,688 crystal triangles in the prized sphere.

The Irish crystal maker said the update was part of his 2022 “Gift of Wisdom” design, which is the ninth edition in Waterford’s “Greatest Gifts” series.

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Waterford’s upcoming Gift of Wisdom design features cobalt blue crystals that are believed to symbolize “enlightenment and ingenuity” and evoke “glint and clarity,” the company wrote in an updated Waterford Crystal Times guide. Square.

The Times Square New Years Eve balloon is currently 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds. Each crystal triangle varies in size and ranges between 4.75 and 5.75 inches in length per side.

A total of 32,256 LED lights add to the sparkle of the crystal ball, and it can display over 16 million colors in over billions of unique patterns.

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“The wait for this year’s New Years celebrations is greater than ever and getting together with friends and family for these intimate moments is not taken for granted,” said Tom Brennan, master craftsman and porter. word of Waterford Crystal, in a press release. .

“With the Waterford ‘Gift of Wisdom’ collection, we hope it inspires everyone to see 2022 as an opportunity for a fresh start and full of potential, and we are grateful that the iconic Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball continues to be a part of your special moments together. “

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Waterford has been designing the New Years Eve ball in Times Square for over 20 years. The company said it expects billions of people around the world to tune in to the midnight prom on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

In two years, Waterford will conclude its Greatest Gifts series.

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The fall of the Times Square New Years Eve prom has been an annual tradition in New York City for over a century. According to the tourist destination, the tradition first began on New Year’s Eve in 1907, when spectators rang in 1908.

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