Star Is Placed on Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree | NBC New York

Star Is Placed on Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

You won't believe how many Swarovski crystals coat the star

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    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016)

    Decorators placed the bright Swarovski star on top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Wednesday morning.

    A crane lifted the 550-pound star to the top of the 94-foot Norway spruce, the second-largest tree ever to take over the plaza. 

    The star shines with 25,000 Swarovski crystals and a total of one million facets. 

    With the 9.5-foot star precisely placed, the official tree lighting will occur on Nov. 30. 

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