Ryan Seacrest hosting the Times Square New Years Eve 2013 Ball Drop in NYC

Ryan Seacrest hosts "New Years Rockin Eve with Dick Clark" Times Square New Years Eve 2012 – 2013 Ball Drop in New York City USA Times Square, New York City, New Years Eve Ball Drop, 2012 – 2013 The Times Square Ball is a time ball located atop the One Times Square building in New York City, primarily utilized as part of New Years Eve celebrations held in Times Square. Yearly at 11:59 pm EST on December 31, the ball is lowered 77 feet (23 m) down a specially designed flagpole, resting on the midnight to signal the start of the new year. The first ball drop in Times Square took place on December 31, 1907, and has been held annually since (except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts). The balls design has also been updated over the years to reflect new advances in technologies—its original design utilized 100 incandescent light bulbs, iron, and wood in its construction, while its current incarnation features a computerized LED lighting system and an outer surface consisting of triangle-shaped crystal panels. As of 2009, the ball is also displayed atop One Times Square year-round and is removed only for general maintenance. The Times Square ball drop is one of the best-known New Years celebrations internationally, attended by at least one million spectators yearly, with an estimated global audience of at least 1 billion. The prevalence of the Times Square ball drop has also inspired other similar "drops" held locally in other cities and towns around the <b>…<b>

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