The History Channel is creating a wild, NYC-centric float for this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. According to its press release:

Designed to mirror a child's tin wind-up toy, The History Channel float will feature a giant replica of New York City's most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building. In addition, the float will reveal through its wind-up motion, iconic dates, celebrations and locations, tracing the history of New York City. Through the artistry of the Macy's Parade Studio team, the float will feature landmark events throughout history from the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty to Babe Ruth's defining moments at Yankee Stadium, to the world-famous World War II "Kiss" in Times Square, all helping to bring history to life.

And it looks like the 1964 World's Fair Towers are included, as is the Parachute Jump.

This year's parade is on November 23. The balloon blow-up is the night before, and this year, there's a new parade safety protocol (we still cannot believe the lady who was hit by the street lamp that fell when a Cat in the Hat balloon went arey during the 1997 parade had one of the apartments that the Lidle plane flew into). And here's behind the scenes looks about the making of floats and balloons.