One Times Square
The glittering 11,875-pound ball was tested Tuesday ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, where tens of thousands of revelers are expected to ring in 2015.
There was a countdown and cheering as the massive ball made its ascent. Well above the crossroads of the world, the ball featuring 32,256 LED lights will continue its light show throughout the new year.
The ball is comprised of nearly 2,700 Waterford crystals and 32, 256 LED lights and weighs 12,000 pounds – nearly six tons.