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Rockefeller Tree Taken Down From Plaza

It's been a great holiday season, but the tree is moving on to its next destination

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    The tallest Rockefeller tree, a 94-foot spruce from Oneonta, was taken down Saturday night, signaling the end of the holidays. (Published Monday, Jan. 9, 2017)

    The holidays are officially over: the Rockefeller tree has come down. 

    A crane arrived to Rockefeller Plaza late Saturday and workers removed the Swarovski star, which shone with 25,000 Swarovski crystals and a total of one million facets. 

    The 550-pound star had been sitting atop the 94-foot Norway spruce, the second-largest tree ever to take over the plaza, since Nov. 16. 

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    Although the tree from Oneonta, New York, has left Manhattan, its next destination may be its best: the tree's wood will be used for a Habitat for Humanity house.

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    The star is made of Swarovski crystals, and will sit perched 94 feet above Rockefeller Plaza.
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