Swarovski tree topper with 3M crystals placed atop Rockefeller tree
Nov. 13 (UPI) — Workers lifted a 900-pound Swarovski crystal tree topper to the top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday, bringing the famed New York City icon one step closer to the holiday season.
Architect Daniel Libeskind, who created the master plan for the World Trade Center, designed this year’s star topper. It is 9 feet 4 inches in diameter and includes 3 million Swarovski crystals.
This year’s tree came from Carol Schultz, who said she planted it at her home in 1959 when it was 4 feet tall. She told WNBC-TV in New York City she had the plant on her coffee table initially before moving it outside.