192 crystals on Times Square New Year’s ball

NEW YORK (AP) – Workers installed 192 glittering Waterford crystal triangles on Times Square’s New Year’s Eve ball on Sunday in preparation for a pandemic-limited celebration that will lack the usual tightly packed crowds of revellers.

The ball is a 12-foot geodesic sphere covered with 2,688 crystal triangles of various sizes.

Some new crystals are swapped in every year. This year’s addition features a new ‘Gift of Happiness’ design represented by a sunburst of bright cuts radiating outward.

A worker from Landmark Signs holds one of the 192 Waterford crystals in a sunburst design. PHOTO: AP