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    Posted on Dec 27, 2012

    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.

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    The ball is covered in 288 of these crystals.

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    They're called New Waterford Crystals.

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

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    She was on hand to help put the new crystals on the ball.

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

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    Then workers put them onto the ball.

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    Wires are hidden inside.

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    And then it gets hoisted up.

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