Thailand to Host World’s Tallest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Thailand to Host World’s Tallest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – GMA, December 30, 2013
… Ohri conceived of the ball as the hotel’s “gift to Thailand,” he said in a statement. Weighing in at 1.2 tons, the ball measures 7 feet wide and combines 2,950 LED lights, 50 strobe lights, a steel frame of 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons, and is covered with a translucent fabric.
At 10 seconds to midnight, the “Bangkok Ball” will begin to make its 49-foot descent from a pole atop the Tower Club at Lebua. Upon reaching the bottom, another LED sign reading “2014” will be lit, as will a series of pyrotechnics over the Chao Phraya river for a grand finale…

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