Times Square New Year's Eve ball gets 192 new crystals for 2019

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2018 is coming to a close, and the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is getting ready for its big day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

2018 is coming to a close, and the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball is getting ready for its big day.

Workers are installing 192 new Waterford Crystals on this year's sphere.

The nearly 12,000-pound ball is covered with more than 2,600 crystals triangles that vary in size.

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For Times Square 2019, 192 new Waterford Crystal triangles will be featured on the New Year's Eve Ball, introducing the "Gift of Harmony". The new design utilizes small rosette cuts flowing into each other in harmony.
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192 new Waterford Crystal triangles will be featured on the New Year's Eve Ball, introducing the "Gift of Harmony".



Some new crystals are swapped in every year.

In 2017, the "Gift of Serenity" design was installed, which when finished looked like butterflies flying above a meadow.

The ball will be raised into place starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on New Year's Eve as more than one million revelers gather in Times Square.

Of course, the ball will be dropped at 11:59 p.m. - the last minute of the year - to officially ring in 2019 at midnight.

You can watch the festivities during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest featuring an all-star line-up of performances from New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans starting at 8:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. CT on ABC-TV.

For more information about the Times Square ball, please visit www.timessquarenyc.org.

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