Here’s wishing everyone at Lumberjocks a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
This picture of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was taken by a collegue of mine from the window of an office a few doors down from mine at WNBC. Our offices are on the 7th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and overlook the plaza, skating rink and channel gardens.
The Swarovski Star has been used to top the tree for several years now. It is 9 feet in diameter and weighs 550 pounds. This year, the 30,000 lights are LED’s which will use much less power than conventional bulbs. The snowflakes in the background are mounted on the facade of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Just in case you were wondering, there is a tie-in to woodworking here. When the tree is taken down, it will be milled into boards for use in Habitat for Humanity projects.
If you would like a higher resolution copy of this picture, visit http://patricklbrown.com. There is a link on the homepage from which you can download it.
-- Patrick Brown - http://patricklbrown.com