The "17" will make its grand entrance in Times Square on December 14, marking 17 days to go before New Year's Eve 2017.
2016 Numeral Arrival
"16" Arrived in Times Square for Close Up Ahead of New Year's Eve
Two giant, seven-foot-tall numerals – the “1” and “6” in 2-0-1-6 – arrived in Times Square on a flatbed truck on 46th Street and Broadway on Tuesday, December 15 at 11 a.m., marking 16 days before New Year’s Eve. The famous numerals were very carefully unloaded and brought onto the streets of Times Square for a public unveiling and lighting.
Members of the public also had the opportunity to get their photo taken up close with the numerals throughout the day on Tuesday. After resting a few days, the numerals finished their journey to One Times Square, and the iconic “2-0-1-6” sign that lit up at midnight on December 31.
Philips, the global leader in lighting, provides all of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals with advanced, energy-efficient LED bulbs. New Year’s 2016 marks the 16th consecutive year that Philips Lighting has served as the official lighting partner to the world-famous Times Square New Year’s Eve – produced by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. Like the “20,” the “16” is illuminated by the same Philips’ outdoor rated BR30 LED bulbs that are available to consumers everywhere Philips lighting is sold. The four numerals use a total of 516 9-watt energy efficient Philips outdoor rated LED BR30 bulbs.
Learn more about the Times Square New Year's Eve Numerals with this helpful fact sheet.
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