The Tourist Attraction that ranks 3rd in our list of Top 10 Tourist Attractions of the world is Times Square, New York.
At the junction of Seventh Avenue and Broadway, stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets lie a major commercial intersection known as Times Square. Brilliantly decorated with advertisements and billboards, Times Square is also referred to as “The Center of the Universe”, “The Crossroads of the World”, “the heart of the world" and “the heart of The Great White Way”.
Times Square was earlier named as Longacre Square which then got renamed to Times Square in 1904 as The New York Times shifted its headquarters to the Times Building. Times Square is a major center of the world's entertainment industry and one of the world’s busiest intersections. Times Square which is the center of the Broadway Theater District is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions with an estimated 50 million visitors visiting annually.
Times Square is well-known for the site of New Year's Eve ball drop. First ball drop signifying the New Year’s Eve happened on December 31st 1907. Since then approximately one million people gather at Times Square during New Year celebrations every year. For the Millennium celebration held on December 31st 1999, around 2 million people reveled at the Times Square making it the largest gathering in the Times Square since end of World War II.