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Times Square End-of-Year Preparations In Full Swing

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The crystal ball in Times Square is being worked on in preparation for its entrance into 2016 later this week.

Workers are installing 288 new sparkling Waterford crystal triangles. They’re being added to more than 2,100 other crystal triangles to create what's being described as a Gift of Wonder design.

 

The ball is being worked on at the top of One Times Square at 42nd Street and Broadway.

The custom-designed crystals created by Waterford artisans are built to withstand high winds, precipitation, and temperature fluctuations.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to watch the ball drop at midnight Thursday in Times Square.