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    How The Times Square New Year's Ball Gets Assembled

    So many sparkly crystals.

    New Year's Eve is a few days out, which means it's time to assemble the Times Square ball.

    The ball is covered in 288 of these crystals.

    Here's Kari Clark, wife of the late longtime New Year's Eve host Dick Clark.

    The triangle-shaped crystals are screwed in together into bigger triangles. SPARKLY.

    Then workers put them onto the ball.

    Wires are hidden inside.

    And then it gets hoisted up.