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Up Close And Personal With The Times Square Ball [Photos]

Times Square Ball in rainbow colors via timessquareballball.net

You may have seen it on TV or even braved the New Year’s Eve crowds to see it in person, but how close can you really get to the Times Square Ball?

Check out this gallery of close-up photos to see what the Times Square Ball is really capable of! The 12ft wide ball weighs almost 12,000lbs and is covered with 2,688 crystal triangles lit by 32,256 LEDs that can display 16 million colors! Learn more stats and the history of the Times Square Ball.

Triangle assembly backed with small LED lights

An individual reflector with the lit ball in the background

One of the triangles lit up in two different colors

View the rest of the gallery here or take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how the celebration is put together!

Video from 400 feet above Times Square as the crystal triangles are replaced via Fox News Radio’s Chris Hoenig

Happy New Year!

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