The brightly flashing “X” sign was removed from the San Francisco headquarters of the company formerly known as Twitter just days after it was installed. The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection received 24 complaints about the unpermitted structure over the weekend, including concerns about its structural safety and illumination.
The sign was erected on Friday as Twitter owner Elon Musk rebranded the social network as X. However, it seems that not everyone was pleased with the new addition to the city’s skyline. Neighbors complained about the sign’s bright lights and its potential impact on the structural safety of the building.
In response to the complaints, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection ordered the removal of the sign. A spokesperson for the department stated that the sign was not permitted and did not meet the city’s building codes.
Will the removal of the sign be a setback for Elon Musk and his plans to rebrand Twitter as X?
US, unlike other countries are keen on building codes and regulations when making changes to a building’s exterior. It also denotes that even high-profile companies like Twitter are not immune to the rules and regulations that govern construction and development in cities like San Francisco.
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