Weighing in at 550 pounds and contains 25,000 crystals with 1,000,000 facets, the star is as much a technical feat as a spectacular design object. The main surfaces of the rays are made of point-mounted safety glass—the same shatter-proof glass that adorns the facades of New York City buildings. The star is impressive in size, measuring over 9 ½ feet in diameter. The 12 rays that shoot out from the center of the Swarovski Star feature 720 LED bulbs which glow across 3,000 feet of wire.
A full-size replica of the Swarovski Star will be on display on the plaza at Rockefeller Center throughout the holidays, giving visitors an opportunity to get a closer view of the craftsmanship that is at the heart of Swarovski’s crystal creations. The official Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony will took place on Wednesday, November 30, and the 94-foot high, 56-foot wide Norway Spruce will stay lit until January 7th.
Including the Rockefeller Center location, Swarovski supports holiday trees in many countries around the globe, including Malaysia, Mexico, Milan and Macao among others.