PHOTOS: 82-foot Christmas tree arrives at Rockefeller Center in New York City

The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived in NYC from an upstate farm 200 miles away.
The tree is about 90 years old, 82 feet tall, and weighs about 14 tons.
The Rockefeller Center sees about 500,000 tourists during the holiday season.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived in Manhattan from upstate New York Saturday morning. 

The 82-foot Norway spruce was trucked into the city on the bed of a 115-foot trailer from the town of Queensbury — about 200 miles outside of the city — and was lifted by crane to take its place in front of Rockefeller Center, according to local news.

Although the New York City staple has yet to be decorated with its estimated 50,000 multi-colored lights and its Swarovski crystal star, onlookers still gathered to take pictures and admire the massive tree. 

According to the ABC7NY report, the approximately 90-year-old tree was cut down on Thursday and will have its ceremonial lighting November 30. It will be on display until…

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