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The Story Behind New York City’s Annual Event That Attracts A Billion Viewers

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The Times Square ball drop is a globally renowned New Year’s Eve tradition, attracting over a billion viewers.

The concept of dropping a ball to mark time originated in the 19th century in England and later made its way to the United States.

The first Times Square ball drop occurred in 1907, and the ball has undergone several transformations since then. (Trending: Trump Releases Must-See Christmas Message)

The current ball weighs nearly 11,875 pounds, is 12 feet in diameter, and is adorned with 2,688 crystal triangles and 32,256 LEDs.

The ceremony has evolved over time, incorporating advanced technology and attracting visitors year-round, culminating in the iconic New Year’s Eve spectacle.

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