Rockefeller Centre and Swarovski have unveiled their 900-pound crystal star that has now topped the Christmas tree at the famous New York destination.

The nine foot, four inch star was lowered in place last week and the tree is set to be lit for the first time on December 4.

Swarovski created the ornament using three million crystals across 70 ‘rays’ replacing the previous star, which debuted in 2004, last year.


The 77-foot-tall tree and its star will form the centre piece of the Rockefeller Centre Christmas decorations.

The star was designed by One World Trade Centre architect Daniel Libeskind.