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Nation's largest NYE fireworks show taking place in Las Vegas

The view, looking south, as Fireworks by Grucci sets up for Americas Party 2018, Las Vegas' New Year's Eve festivities, on the rooftop of the Treasure Island Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. More than 80,000 pyrotechnic effects are expected to light the sky over the Las Vegas Strip from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian and Stratosphere. CREDIT: Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau

The largest New Years Eve firework show in the country will take place in our backyard, The Las Vegas Strip.

Before the celebration, a lot of work is taking place to make it possible for 80,000 fireworks to ignite from seven different resort rooftops.

This year’s firework show is called "Midnight in Vegas."

News 3 got an up-close look on top of the Treasure Island as the Fireworks by Grucci team prepared a portion of the show.

This production has taken a full year of planning. The company says 65 pyrotechnicians have worked more than 3,100 hours to make this 8-minute show possible.

Fireworks by Grucci has produced the show for 14 years and each year they travel around the world to get ideas to keep it fresh.

“We manufacturer a lot of our product and we also import from other countries, Italy, Spain, China and Japan," said Scott Cooper, Director of Business Development with Fireworks By Grucci. That’s how we create a slick new performance year after year. The biggest challenge that we have, is making it more new and exciting than the previous year.

With nearly 12,000 fireworks going off of each rooftop, some might wonder what happens to the debris. After all, what goes up must come down.

"There is debris and that’s why we work with CCFD [Clark County Fire Department] and security and the properties to secure a fall out area or safety zone so that debris goes up and does come down within that area, where there is no public or people. We do have spotters, countless spotters during the show to make sure that is," said Cooper.

Cooper says increased security measures on the strip has not altered the production of the show.

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