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Signs that come, go and stay | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Signs that come, go and stay

signs

Walking down 6th avenue yesterday I was struck at the somewhat ironic display of signs. There was a hole showing where a sign once stood for business. As times changed the company moved on and apparently the sign did too. Below brick stood the signature of the H. I. Feldman and the date 1948. A quick google search brought up a collection of buildings designed by them HERE. It was interesting that the originator of the building, the architect that long ago left still has a display while the company that was intended to use the space is long forgotten. It’s also worth questioning why the building’s owners decided to remove the sign entirely exposing a whole. Why not just cover it up instead. All the hole does is attract garbage and suggests an ugly ending.

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