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Number ’13’ Arrives In Times Square For New Year’s Eve Celebration

The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown, at Times Square on December 19, 2012.  (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

The number 13 arrives at Times Square for the 2013 New Years Eve Countdown, at Times Square on December 19, 2012. (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Times Square is getting ready to ring in the new year.

A 7-foot-tall sign in the shape of the number “13” arrived in Times Square on Wednesday in preparation for the New Year’s Eve festivities.

It will be installed on Dec. 26 atop One Times Square to complete the “2013” sign that will light up when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

To quell the fears of superstitious revelers, the number will be surrounded by 13 good luck charms, including a four-leaf clover and a Buddha statue, to combat it’s unlucky reputation.