NYC's Permanent New Year's Eve Ball Is the Largest Ever

At first glance, the new ball set to drop over Time's Square this New Year's Eve looks a lot like designs from years past. However, the updated ball is twice as big as previous versions (12-feet tall, 11,875 pounds) and it will be the first to be a permanent year-round fixture atop One Times Square. Besides its size,… » 11/12/08 7:20pm 11/12/08 7:20pm