2008 ball drop video:
Ball drop from Times square live is probably most watched on TV every new year. Watch the ball drop live kind of times square web cam :
History on the timesquare ball:
New Year’s Eve in Times Square celebrations started in 1904 but it was in 1907 that the New Year’s Eve Ball made its maiden descent from the flagpole on Times Square. This original Ball, constructed of iron and wood and adorned with 100 25-watt light bulbs, was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds. In 1920, a 400 pound ball made entirely of iron replaced the original. The Ball has been lowered every year since 1907, with the exceptions of 1942 and 1943, when its use was suspended due to the wartime “dimout” of lights in New York City.
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Year 2008 marks the 100th birthday of the New Year’s Eve Ball.The ball in Times Square drops 77 feet in 60 seconds.As the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square, an estimated one million people in Times Square, millions nationwide and over a billion watches throughout the world bidding a farewell to the 2007, and expressing joy and hope for the year 2008.