NEW YEAR AT TIMES SQUARE - NEW YORK

360 Interactive panoramas 2003 - 2010 VR Photo © Jook Leung

New Year 2010

As the ball dropped at Times Square, Jennifer Lopez and Daughtry performed at the ABC stage in the legendary Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Times Square.

New Year 2009

New Years Eve at Time Square 2008 was a very cold experience.
At 1F (-17C) degree and a strong wind, it was one of the coldest Times Square New Years Eve ever.
Still a million people was gathered to see the Ball drop.
Bill and Hillary Clinton joined the crow a couple of minutes before midnight.

New Year 2008

No Panorama

New Year 2007

More than 700.000 people are gathered at Times Square when the ball drops.
This year Brian Seacrest and Christina Aguilera welcomes the New Year on the ABC Stage at Military Island.

New Year 2006
with Mariah Carey performing live in ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve

New Year 2005

New Year at Times Square is probably the most well known New Year Celebration in the world.
The celebration has this year (2005) it's 100 year anniversary
It started in 1904 when the new headquarters of The New York Times was inagurated. The owner of NYT the German Jewish immigrant Alfred Och, wanted to celebrate this with a large party where nothing was spared. It ended with a large fireworks at midnight with people cheering and wishing Happy New Year.
The night was a large success and it instantly became a yearly tradition
2 years later fireworks within the city was banned and this lead to the introduction of the BALL which was lowered from the top of the building.
The Ball has been dropped every year since 1907 except for the war time dimouts in 1942 and 1943.
The Ball is actually a 400 pound iron ball with light bulbs mounted around i

New Year 2004

The New Year Celebration at Times Square New YORK is famous. People travel from far away for this event.
The panorama made last year by Jook Leung is also famous. Ranked among the top 10 during all 2003 at Google in searches for Times Square or New Years Eve. Now he has done it again.

New Year 2003

The first of Jook Leung's Times Square New Years panorama was a large succees, which was featured among thousands of blogs and liksites around the world.

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Jook Leung www.360vr.com

is internationally recognized as an innovator in spherical panoramic photography. He specializes in creating unique and exceptional 360 degree panoramas. A mini portfolio of his artistry with spherical panoramas can be seen on the Adobe Photographers Web site.


The Ball is prepared at Times Square
New Year's Eve at Times Square started as early as 1904 but it was in 1907 the famous Ball drop was introduced from the top of the flagpole of the Times Tower.
The current version of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, was designed by Waterford Crystal, and was introduced at the Times Square 2000 Celebration.
The Ball is six feet in diameter, and weighs around 1,070 pounds. It is covered with 504 Waterford crystal triangles in different sizes.

The History of the Ball drop

Links:

Wikipedia Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Times Square


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