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    the flashing is going to be so freaking distracting...i live in river place on 42/12th and part of my view has the sign in it. it will make it more visible though. as for it being rentals, my (quasi) friend was probably getting a place next to it or something assuming its the same, no clue. Glad someone snapped a shot, I kept forgetting to.

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    ^ Is that for real? The LCD Sign is going up???

    Or did you photo-shop that or pull it off the website?

    (Sorry for all the questions!)

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    I don't think so. I can see the building from my apartment on 36th, which is east of it, and they took the sign down and they replaced it with another one of similar look.

    It is also true that the LCD flashing could only happen on the Westward side of the building as well. But I see no change from the east.

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    The picture i posted is whats up right now, with the 'yor' of 'yorker' disappearing slowely. The red letters have gone up this week. But not sure if its the lighted version or just a gussied up version...guess we'll see.

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    That's the shot from the west, taken yesterday. Is it possible they are in fact only lighting up one side? Because that doesn't affect me so much, fortunately.

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    I can't find the article but I recently read (within the past few months) that the owner had applied to install a new sign on one side of the building. So perhaps the other side will remain intact.

    But I'm still confused, so if you guys could clarify...

    davidcaspian: Your photo shows the sign facing towards the east / empire state building, yes?

    ld876: Your photo shows the sign facing towards the west / new jersey, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    This one's cool. Is that what we're actually getting?

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    It looks like we're getting it on one side -- maybe the side facing into the city, but I'm awaiting confirmation from the guys above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    davidcaspian: Your photo shows the sign facing towards the east / empire state building, yes?
    Yes sir, that is correct.

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    Yikes... I just took a look at that video! Lol. When I see the New Yorker building I see an Edward Hopper painting... I hear Gershwin... Rodgers and Hart. Here we get tacky infomercial music and dumbed-down dancing lights. Poverty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    Yikes... I just took a look at that video! Lol. When I see the New Yorker building I see an Edward Hopper painting... I hear Gershwin... Rodgers and Hart. Here we get tacky infomercial music and dumbed-down dancing lights. Poverty.
    Right, Fabrizio; I guess they should have left well enough alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    Yikes... I just took a look at that video! Lol. When I see the New Yorker building I see an Edward Hopper painting... I hear Gershwin... Rodgers and Hart. Here we get tacky infomercial music and dumbed-down dancing lights. Poverty.
    I whole heartedly agree.

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    Another question:

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    davidcaspian: Your photo shows the sign facing towards the east / empire state building, yes?
    Quote Originally Posted by davidcaspian
    Yes sir, that is correct.
    Was there always a sign on that side of the building or is this one new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
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    Was there always a sign on that side of the building or is this one new?
    always there. the sign does look brighter now though. one of my roomates said he saw it down, but when i asked if had been looking at it from the west or the east, he could not remember.

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