New Year 2013 is coming soon and Times Square Ball Drop is also an attractive thing to observe. But what will happen who can not reach or can not be present in Times Square at that time. For those, There is an options to follow it on Social Media. I am going to tell how to see and get everything about New Year Times Square Ball Drop Big Event in 2013. So Don’t worry about missing the ball drop action this New Year’s Eve.
What is Times Square Ball Drop:
The Times Square Ball is a time ball located atop the One Times Square building in New York City, primarily utilized as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations held in Times Square. Yearly at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, the ball is lowered 77 feet (23 m) down a specially designed flagpole, resting on the midnight to signal the start of the new year. The first ball drop in Times Square took place on December 31, 1907, and has been held annually since (except in 1942 and 1943, when the ball drop itself was not held in observance of wartime blackouts). The ball’s design has also been updated over the years to reflect new advances in technologies—its original design utilized 100 incandescent light bulbs, iron, and wood in its construction, while its current incarnation features a computerized LED lighting system and an outer surface consisting of triangle-shaped crystal panels. As of 2009, the ball is also displayed atop One Times Square year-round and is removed only for general maintenance.
The Times Square ball drop is one of the best-known New Year’s celebrations internationally, attended by at least one million spectators yearly, with an estimated global audience of at least 1 billion. The prevalence of the Times Square ball drop has also inspired other similar “drops” held locally in other cities and towns across the United States. —From Wikipedia.
The ball in itself is a stunning piece of technology, boasting more than 32,000 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs with each bulb lasting a whopping 30,000 hours – or 1,250 days. Weighing in at nearly 12,000 pounds and measuring 12 feet in diameter, the ball even remains lit throughout the year and changes color depending on the holidays.—From Mashable.
How To See Live Stream:
Coverage of the Ball Drop is broadcast annually on both television and the internet; the Times Square Alliance estimated in 2007 that over a billion viewers watch the event yearly.Beginning in 2009-10, organizers began producing its own official webcast from Times Square hosted by Livestream, which also feature contributions from viewers and attendees via social media.
In the United States, the Ball Drop is televised as a part of New Year’s Eve specials on several major television networks. By far the most notable of these are ABC‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. NBC will telecast by New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:00am EST — Tue Jan 1, 2013 4:00am EST
Tune in for the 2013 NYE ball drop live from Times Square in NYC! Coverage begins on 12/31 at 1am ET
More about Times Square ball:
Times Square ball has new crystals to mark 2013
The Waterford crystal ball that will drop in Times Square to usher in 2013 will have 288 new crystal panels with doves chiseled into them to mark the theme “Let There Be Peace.”
The triangular panels replace 288 old ones on the 2,668-panel ball.
More than 1 billion people are expected to see the New Year’s Eve festivities in telecasts and newscasts.
Ryan Seacrest will host the countdown to midnight, with musical guests including Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees, Flo Rida and Pitbull.
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