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A Visual History of the Times Square Ball Drop

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People began gathering for New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York’s Times Square as early as 1904, but it wasn’t until 1907 that the ball made its debut atop 1 Times Square. Over the years, the New Year’s Eve Ball has been reimagined six times with each version even more spectacular than before, cementing New York’s status as the ultimate destination when the clock strikes midnight. As tens of thousands of revelers pack themselves into the few blocks of city streets with a view of the ball each year, the tradition has become a global sensation. With 2020 fast approaching, click through to see the New Year’s Eve Ball’s evolution over the years.

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