The New Year’s Eve Ball

All about the New Year’s Eve Ball that descends every year from atop One Times Square, including the newest high-tech incarnation that is both brighter and more energy efficient than previous balls.

The new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is a 12 foot geodesic sphere, double the size of previous Balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds. Covered in 2,668 Waterford Crystals and powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDS, the new Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns producing a spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.

The organizers also announced that the new Ball will become a year-round attraction above Times Square in full public view January through December.

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Times Square to Art Square

The aim of the Times Square to Art Square project is to replace all advertising on billboards in Times Square with works of art. If it pans out, artists will upload artwork to the website and visitors will donate money to the artists that impress them. How much money an artist has donated to them will determine how much exposure time they get in Times Square.

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