With the beginning of December, Christmas preparations have started in America. A large number of citizens have turned to Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan to see the Christmas tree decoration.
The 50-foot wide, 14-ton tree was brought down to NYC from Queensbury, New York on Nov. 14. The tree is believed to be 85 to 90 years old.
The tree has more than 50,000 LED lights on five miles of wire and is topped with a Swarovski crystal star. The three-dimensional Swarovski star, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind in 2018, weighs about 900 pounds and features 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals. The star’s diameter is 9 feet, 4 inches, according to NBC News.
According to NBC News, the tree was lit up on 30th November and will be lit every day throughout the holiday season. The lights on the tree will be lit every day from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. On Christmas Day, the tree stays on for 24 hours.
It has not yet been announced when the tree will be taken down. However, whenever it does come down, the tree will be taken down and milled into lumber that is donated to Habitat for Humanity.