New York City’s 80 Foot Holiday Symbol

November 29, 2012 by


Photo: Bob Horton

We didn’t make it last night to see the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City, but my husband caught a glimpse of the enormous 80-foot Norway spruce as it was arriving on November 14…


Photo: Bob Horton

Having made it through Superstorm Sandy from Mount Olive, NJ (though its owner, Joe Balku, lost power to his house), the behemeth tree arrived safely at 30 Rockefeller Center where a giant crane hoisted it into position. Decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED bulbs, and crowned by a Swarovski star, the tree will remain lit until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

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