Rockfeller Christmas Tree

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Tiap tahun di Rockfeller Center New York akan memasang pohon natal yang diambil dan dipilih dari satu satu penduduk yang mempunyai pohon cemara yang indah. Untuk jelas nya.. bisa dibaca di bawah ini.
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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree photographed in December 1987. The tree that year was a 75 ft (23m) high Norway Spruce, decorated with 18,000 lights.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is an annual tradition in New York City‘s Rockefeller Center, and is lighted in early December or late-November, an event broadcast in recent years on the NBC television network in the United States. The tree, usually a Norway spruce 75 to 90 feet (23 to 27 m) tall, has been put up since 1931.[1]

A helicopter scouts for the desired tree in areas including Connecticut, Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey, and even Ottawa, Canada.[2] Once a suitable tree is located, a crane supports it while it is cut, and moves it to a custom telescoping trailer that can transport trees up to 125 feet (38 m) tall.

Once at the Rockefeller Center, the tree is supported by four guy wires attached at its midpoint, and by a steel spike at its base. Scaffolding is put up around the tree to assist workers in putting up 30,000 lights attached to 5 miles (8 km) of wiring.
The star, that has topped the tree since 2004 is 9.5 feet (3 m) in diameter and weighs 550 pounds (249.5 kg). This “Swarovski Star” was created by the German artist Michael Hammers. [3]

The tradition began during the Depression-era construction of Rockefeller Center, when workers decorated a small balsam fir tree with “strings of cranberries, garlands of paper, and even a few tin cans”, as recounted by Daniel Okrent in his history of Rockefeller Center.[4]

The decorated tree remains lighted at Rockefeller Center until the week after New Year’s Day, when it is removed and recycled for a variety of uses. In 2007, the tree went “green,” employing LED lights[5]. After being taken down, the tree was used to furnish lumber for Habitat for Humanity house construction.[6]

The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, erected by construction workers in 1931 shortly after the site was cleared

Tahun ini pohon cemara di ambil dari Hamilton New Jersey dari keluarga Varanyak. Pohon cemara ini ditaman pada tahun 1931 oleh Mary Varanyak (ibu dari Bill and Bob Varanyak).

Seventy-four year old twins Bob, left, and Bill Varanyak answer ...
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Seventy-four year old twins Bob, left, and Bill Varanyak answer a question as they stand together near their 72-foot Norway spruce Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, in Hamilton, N.J. The tree, being cut down to be trucked to New York as the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, was grown by the twins’ mother. Bill He says his late mother always said it would one day be on display at Rockefeller Center.

Bill Varanyak, 74, holds a photograph of his mother, Mary Varanyak ...
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Bill Varanyak, 74, holds a photograph of his mother, Mary Varanyak as he stands Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, in Hamilton, N.J., near the 72-foot Norway spruce that was grown by his mother. The tree, being cut down to be trucked to New York, will be on display as the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Bill says his late mother always said it would one day be on display at Rockefeller Center.

(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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