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New York reveals giant NYE ball

32,000 LEDs are to illuminate this year's New Years Eve ball-drop in Times Square.

It is that time of the day when in Times Square, workers are getting ready for the city’s biggest tradition: The Ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

They need to construct the ball first. Currently, they are high above Times Square, wiring the sparkle onto the gigantic ball that will mark the new year.

President of the Times Square Alliance, Tim Tompkins, said, "We want the ball to look shiny and pretty on New Year's Eve.”

The ball has 288 brand new Waterford crystal triangles attached to a ball of six tons.

They spice things up every year by changing the theme of the crystals.

"This year's theme, the gift of kindness, you can see from here these intertwining rosettes and diamond cuts," said Waterford Crystal master artisan Tom Brennan.