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Bright ‘X’ sign at former Twitter HQ removed from roof

PIX Now Monday morning edition — 7/31-2023

PIX Now Monday morning edition — 7-31-2023


SAN FRANCISCO — The bright ‘X’ sign on the roof of X’s, formerly Twitter, headquarters has been taken down.

Workers were spotted taking the sign down Monday morning, about three days after it was installed.

The bright sign was also flashing at night, which irritated some residents.

Dismantled 'X' sign on roof of former Twitter headquarters
‘X’ sign after being dismantled on the roof of former Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.


“I thought it was lightning, and I was very confused. I went to my window, I looked around, I didn’t see anything. I thought it was maybe a police siren,” said resident Patricia Wallinga, who lives across the street.

Meanwhile, San Francisco city officials over the weekend said they had opened a complaint and were investigating the sign installation. According to the city, erecting a sign on top of a building requires a permit for design and safety reasons.

A review and approval are necessary as well.

Work to remove Twitter’s logo at the building was previously stopped by police, saying they hadn’t taped off the sidewalk to keep pedestrians safe if anything fell.

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