New crystals from Irish company Waterford have joined over 2,000 sparkling triangles covering the ball that drops over New York’s Times Square every year, days before the countdown to 2022.
“We’re here today replacing 192 of the Waterford crystal triangles on that ball behind me with a new design, ‘the Gift of Wisdom,'” said Jeffrey Strauss, president of Countdown Entertainment, on Monday. “It’s represented by a wheel with these petals of knowledge growing ever forward.”
Each year the geodesic sphere, which measures 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds, gets 192 new crystal facets that represent themes for the new year such as Happiness, Goodwill, Harmony, Serenity, Kindness and Wonder. The ball is studded with 2,688 intricate crystal panels that range in length from 4-3/4 inches to 5-3/4 inches.
But the worldwide audience is expected to remain massive. “We’re going to have more than a billion revelers around the world joining us on TV and on the internet celebrating,” said Strauss. “It’s the one moment where we all come together, even if it’s just for 60 seconds as we count down towards 2022.” You can read more here
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