One of the most popular and topnotch department stores in the United States, Macy’s offers a wide variety of merchandises like branded and high-end clothes, shoes and home furnishings. Based on a report posted by the department store in September 2008, it has 810 stores in the country. Its store at Herald Square in New York City is known as the biggest and most spacious department store in the world. As a gratitude to consumers in the city, the department store sponsors an extravagant and amazing fireworks display every Fourth of July.
How much does the Macy’s fireworks display cost? According to reports, the estimated cost of Fourth of July Fireworks is $7.2 million since every year the department store uses at least 30,000 shells of fireworks. The estimated cost is based on the price of expensive but high quality fireworks in America in 2008. Aside from the fireworks, there are other factors that can influence the amount of money allotted by the department store for the celebration. These include the payments for security officers designated in the event as well as the payments for the people who will clean up the shells of fireworks. Additionally, Macy’s also allot money for those who will set-up the fireworks display.
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Because of the beautiful fireworks displayed in the celebration, the event is considered as one in the top ten fireworks displays in the United States as listed by the American Pyrotechnics Association. The department store’s tradition of celebrating Fourth of July started in 1976. For the enjoyment of audience or individuals who want to witness the event, Macy’s makes sure that the fireworks are timed or synchronized.
For the sake of people who want to see the fireworks display, they can go to some of the access points assigned by the department store where they can have a clear view of the display. Some of the access points that Macy’s usually assign are the 24th street, 26th street to 30th street and 40th Street to 44th Street. They can also have a nice view of the display above the famous and attractive Hudson River.
To help the store with the expenses in the popular and beautiful fireworks display, some companies and public agencies also sponsor the event like Energizer, Planters, Levi’s and Sousa Fireworks. Other institutions that support the display are The American Red Cross of Greater New York, the New York City Parks and Recreation as well as the New York City Transit.