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The Rockefeller Center Tree Has Its First New Star In 14 Years And It’s HUGE

By Caitlin Horsfield

The Rockefeller Center Tree Has Its First New Star In 14 Years And It’s HUGE
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree’s star has gotten a seriously bedazzled upgrade.

3 million Swarovski crystals in one place? That’s what you’ll find sitting atop this years beautiful Norwegian Spruce at Rockefeller Center. Yesterday morning, architect and designer Daniel Libeskind along with Nadja Swarovski unveiled the newest addition to Christmas time tradition in New York City.

The new star is replacing the one that’s been in use since 2004 and boy is it sparkly. The retired star only boasted about 25,000 crystals meaning that the new, 900 pound replacement has more than 120 times the amount of ice. According to the New York Post, the process behind the making of the new star took two years and the man power of 12 engineers, fabricators and artisans.

While a crane lifted the star to the top of the tree yesterday, it won’t officially be lit until the tree lighting ceremony on November 28. We can’t wait to see it in all its sparkly glory.

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Also published on Medium.