it is not a “ball” but a icosahedral geodesic sphere which means it has triangular faces meeting at each vertex to form a sphere
is 12 feet in diameter
is illuminated by 32,256 Philips LEDS
is a permanent feature in Times Square
is covered with Waterford Crystal 2.688 triangles
And did you know that in Florence Italy, it wasn’t until 1749 that the people of Firenze began to celebrate the New Year on 1° of January? According to the Catholic Church the 1° of the year was 25 Marcdh until the Grand Duke Franceeco III of Lorena made a law changing the civil year.
Happy New Year’s Celebration to one and all!