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Christmas on the Way: Rockefeller Center Tree Goes Up
The second-largest tree to ever grace Rockefeller Center was put into place on Saturday.
There are still 42 days until Christmas but the famous Rockefeller Center tree was put into place Saturday in New York City.
Above: Workers cut a 94-foot Norway Spruce that will become the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree at the home of Graig and Angie Eichler in Oneonta, New York on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
This year's tree is between 90 and 95 years old and weighs 14 tons.
Graig and Angie Eichler stand on the stump of the tree in their backyard.
"We'll miss the shade but for the most part we're happy to gain the space back, because it did monopolize the entire yard," Graig said.
The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was put up by workers building the complex during the Great Depression.
Above: Construction workers line up for pay beside the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in 1931. St. Patrick's Cathedral is visible in the background on Fifth Avenue.