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Regan Iglesia holds up a Waterford Crystal during a press conference at the 2014 New Year's Eve Waterford Crystal Installation at One Times Square on December 27, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Times Square’s Crystal Ball Gets Gleaming New Skin

Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball its shimmer, including a panel dreamt up by a 12-year-old former cancer patient.

12/27/2013