From the Dec.30, 2015, Chicago Tribune.
BALL-- New York City, 12 feet in diameter. A symbol of Times Square's New years Eve celebration since 1907, the ball is covered with 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles that vary in size, and is illuminated by 32,256 LED lights-- 8,064 of each in red, blue, green and white.
INDYCAR-- Indianapolis, 17 feet tall. The two-seater, carbon-fiber IndyCar weighs 1,100 pounds. It is raised up to 90 feet, depending upon the wind, above a crowd in downtown Indianapolis.
At 11:59 p.m., the suspended race car descends to fanfare and fireworks.
PEACH-- Atlanta, 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide. The Peach Drop has taken place since 1989. Weighing more than 800 pounds, it is made of the same materials as surfboards-- fiberglass and foam.
It takes the peach 58 seconds seconds to descend a 138-foot tower of lights.
Happy New Years. --RoadDog
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