Giant Numerals Delivered To New York’s Times Square Ahead Of New Year’s Eve Celebration
Numerals to write out the year 2015 arrived in Manhattan’s Time Square on Tuesday as workers get ready for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the busy area of Manhattan.
New Year’s Eve Numerals
The seven-foot-tall, lit-up number 15 arrived on a flatbed truck to Time’s Square Tuesday afternoon. Before it was brought up to the top of One Times Square, the numerals were placed on the ground for a closeup photo op for tourists and locals alike. Eventually, the “15” will be appended to the “20” to write “2015” for the New Year.
On New Year’s Eve, the 2015 sign will light up as soon as the Times Square Ball drops at midnight, Jan. 1, 2015.
The Times Square Ball, covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles, weighs in at nearly 12,000 pounds and measures 12-feet in diameter. A ball has been dropping in Times Square to mark the New Year since 1907. The current ball has been in use since 2008.
The live coverage of New Year’s Eve in Times Square will kickoff at 6p.m. EST on Dec. 31.