Lucky Number ‘13’ Arrives for Times Square New Year’s Eve
The giant, seven-foot-tall “13” (and all the superstitions that go along with the number) will arrive in Times Square on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 11 AM – 11:30 AM at the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center (7th Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets).
The famous (or infamous) numeral will be very carefully unloaded and brought inside where the “13” will be presented with thirteen multi-cultural good luck charms to turnaround its unlucky reputation. After receiving the good luck charms, the “13” will be illuminated to symbolize good fortune and a bright future in the New Year.
The lucky “13” and its thirteen lucky charms will remain on display until December 26th. At that time, the numeral will be installed atop One Times Square to complete the “2-0-1-3” sign that lights up at midnight to announce the beginning of the New Year at the completion of the Ball Drop.
Philips continues to provide all of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Numerals with advanced energy efficient LED bulbs. The 529 custom-designed Philips scalloped LED flood bulbs that light the numerals use just 9 watts each, compared to the 40 watts consumed by the previous halogen bulbs, representing a 78 percent energy savings.
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