Did you know that the New Year Ball in Times Square weighs

New Years Eve from New York and Florence Italy11,875 pounds

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!


About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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