Discussion in 'Buildings' started by MetroMan, Jun 6, 2017.
Rumor has the sign going up this weekend
Sam the Record Man sign back at Yonge-Dundas Square
@Robonto and @Sean_YYZ on Twitter have posted some photos:
Is it just me but is this not the actual SAM The Record Man sign? If the backing was replaced, and the neon bulbs were said to have been replaced, then what's left of the original sign?
From the Globe:
I was watching a Breakfast Television segment on the sign from months ago and learned that they had to change the backing of the sign to let wind blow through for safety reasons.
Anyone following those signs into that building are in for a disappointment.
From across Yonge, the slots for airflow mean that the red and black backing is totally lost. These might work from right below, but from a less acute angle? Doesn't look like they will.
Geez 42 - we might never have seen these again. If smart folks compromised to help create a legacy/will not fall and kill anyone.... let's take it.
P.S. vinyl is back - so a salute to Sam's is most appropriate lol.
Could they not have built in enough supports so they didn't need the slats? You see billboards on top of buildings all over the city with no issues, I don't see why it should be any different here.
Perhaps using small holes would'e been better to maintaining the red and letting some wind through. The only time this sign will look good across the square is at night now.
Everything about this is looking to be so poorly executed. Do it right or just don’t do it at all.
Another crazy idea would be to use a "net" of LEDs secured to the accordion frame to simulate a red background while remaining porous enough to avoid heavy wind loads.
Wow. That looks terrible.
Indeed-it reminds me of a giant floor fan. It does look a bit better from other angles though.