Tuesday, December 26, 2006

UNICEF Snowflake on 5th Avenue

The giant UNICEF snowflake, installed high above the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, is another New York City holiday tradition that began in 1988. Last year, the snowflake was updated with a bigger version made of over 16,000 Baccarat cyrstals, spanned 23 feet in diameter and 28 feet in height, and weighed over 3,300 pounds. The snowflake is an emblem of the work UNICEF does for the children all over the world.

2 comments:

Lavender Lady said...

I remember as a child collecting money at Halloween for UNICEF. Thanks for sharing this photo.

Keropok Man said...

it sure is an expensive snowflake!