If you’re in Times Square NYC tonight to see the famous ball drop, then you ought to know:
The Ball is a geodesic sphere. It is 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds. In addition to the 32 thousand LEDs, the Ball also contains 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles. 288 of the Waterford Crystal triangles this year introduce a new Let There Be Peace design of a dove with wings spread symbolizing a message of peace. The Ball can create a palette of over 16 million colors and billions of patterns.