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Release Date: Jan 03, 2014

11,875-POUND NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL
WILL AGAIN CLIMB 130-FOOT POLE AT ONE TIMES SQUARE

The iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball, which dropped to usher in 2014, will be re-lit and sent up the 130-foot pole atop One Times Square, where it will remain for the duration of the year, at a special ceremony on Monday, January 6 at 12 p.m. (Enter One Times Square through Walgreen’s on 7th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets).

Event co-organizer Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment, will preside over the raising and re-lighting of the Ball, which is powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs and covered with 2,668 Waterford Crystals.

The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball will receive the Extraordinary Welding Award from the American Welding Society. (Past recipients of the award include the St. Louis Archway, U.S.S. Harry Truman Aircraft Carrier and External Tanks on NASA Space Shuttle).  Dean Wilson, president of the American Welding Society, will present the award to Roger Bardwell, chief engineer at Hudson Scenic, which designed and constructed the Ball.  A ‘virtual welding machine’ will be available for hands-on demonstrations.

For more information about Times Square New Year’s Eve and exclusive video footage of this year’s spectacular event, please visit: TimesSquareNYC.org.

WHAT: New Year’s Eve Ball Relighting

WHEN: Monday, January 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
                          Press check-in: 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: One Times Square
Enter through Walgreen’s on 7th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets
Press check-in at 42nd Street Entrance
 

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