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每年的新年前夜,观看落球仪式

更新时间:2017-12-29 15:44:47 来源:纽约时报中文网 作者:佚名

Each year on New Year’s Eve, millions of people in the U.S. and around the world turn their attention to Times Square for the annual ball drop.

每年的新年前夜,美国和全世界各地数百万人都会将注意力转向时报广场,观看落球仪式。

It all began at a New York Times party on Dec. 31, 1904. The newspaper had just moved its headquarters from Lower Manhattan to a 24-story tower in Longacre Square, at the intersection of 42nd Street, Seventh Avenue and Broadway.

这一切都源于1904年12月31日的一场《纽约时报》派对。当时,报社刚刚从曼哈顿下城将总部搬到了朗埃克广场(Longacre Square)一幢24层的大楼里,它位于24街、第七大道和百老汇的交汇处。

Mayor George McClellan renamed it Times Square, and the publisher, Adolph S. Ochs, celebrated by putting on a New Year’s Eve party with a live band and fireworks.

市长乔治·麦克莱伦(George McClellan)将这里改名为时报广场,出版人阿道夫·S·奧克斯(Adolph S. Ochs)举办了一场有现场乐队和烟火表演的派对进行庆祝。

“No more beautiful picture was ever limned in fire on the curtain of midnight,” the newspaper reported on Jan. 1, 1905.

“午夜降临之时,没有什么比这个以烟火描绘的场景更美的了,”时报在1905年1月5日报道。

The tradition lived on, but in 1907, the fireworks were replaced by a ball drop. The idea came from Western Union Telegraph Company in Lower Manhattan, which did a ball drop every day at noon. (Time balls had been used to tell time for decades.)

这一传统传承了下来,但在1907年,烟火被落球仪式所取代。这一想法来自位于曼哈顿下城的西联电报公司(Western Union Telegraph Company),该公司每天中午都会落球。(数十年来,时报的球都是用来报时的。)

The paper moved out of the building in 1913, but the ball drop continued, except for two years during World War II. A Times electrician, Thomas P. Ward, was in charge of it from 1907 to 1957.

报社在1913年搬出了这幢大楼,但落球仪式继续了下去,除了“二战”期间的两年。时报的一位电工托马斯·P·沃德(Thomas P. Ward)自1907年至1957年一直负责该仪式。

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