2010 Ball Drop at Times Square, New York CityCategory: News
Ball Drop is a New Year’s eve tradition in New York, USA. In the past 100 years the “ball dropping” on top of One Times Square in New York City, broadcast to all of America (and rebroadcast in many other countries), is a major component of the New Year celebration.
The 11,875-pound (5,386 kg), 12-foot (3.7 m) diameter Waterford crystal ball located high above Times Square is lowered, starting at 11:59:00 PM and reaching the bottom of its tower 60 seconds later, at the stroke of midnight (12:00:00 AM). This is repeated in many towns and cities across the United States. From 1981 to 1988, New York City dropped an enlarged apple in recognition of its nickname. It is sometimes referred to as “the big apple” like the city itself; the custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors.
Here’s the 2010 ball drop video:
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