Have you ever wondered what happens to the famous New Year's ball after New Year's? Where does it go? Where does it end up?

Reporters at the New York Times have wondered the same question. They are proud to report they end up in a nice secure vault. The vault is 50 feet beneath the 24-story tower where the ball falls from.

This is where the balls from New Year’s Eves past go after they have fallen for the last time: a subbasement room that is more Fibber McGee than Harry Winston — junky, jam-packed and dusty."

Inside this vault you'll find New Year's balls from the past, including 7 different balls. Learn more on that history here.