Fireworks atop Clark Tower a first for the city - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Ben Watson

Fireworks atop Clark Tower a first for the city

Special effects technician Randy Bass spent Monday on top of one of the tallest sky scrapers in the city, setting up for the fireworks show he'll launch at 12 a.m. Tuesday from atop Clark Tower.

"On the scale of one to ten, this is probably a 12. This is probably...ah its ah on top of a sky scraper...I mean this is a first for the city. I don't think I have ever seen anyone shoot off of a sky scraper," Bass said.

Bass should know. He has handled special effects for the musical group Kiss, as well as the Grizzlies and Redbirds.

His show Monday is part of a new tradition Clark Tower is starting this year.

The fireworks will coincide with a huge New Year's party Clark Tower is throwing at the Tower Room Restaurant on the 33rd floor.

Organizers say it is the kick off to a New Year's tradition they hope will get bigger and better each year.

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