By Mike DeNardo

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADLEPHIA (CBS) – Crews at the Navy Yard today will finish loading shells onto barges, for the New Year’s Eve fireworks shows at Penn’s Landing.

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It’s a labor-intensive, three day job, loading 5,000 shells into mortar tubes and wiring them to a computerized controller.  The two loaded barges will float their way into position on New Year’s Eve for the 6 p.m. “Star Wars” and midnight classical-themed shows.  Show producer Ken Furstoss of the firm Pyrotecnico says in addition to the chrysanthemums, red rings and willows, there are a few new twists.

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“We’ve had some new designs.  We’re calling them ‘Lollipops.’  I think they’ll be very spectacular.  They’re right off the water and the effect is down there.  So you’ll see several shots of those on both shows.”

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And KYW Newsradio will broadcast the synchronized soundtracks for the 6 p.m. and midnight shows.