The Kentile sign with scaffolding last week.
Photos of parts of the Kentile sign being taken down this afternoon between 3:30PM and 4:00 PM
They were taken by Gowanus Current
Gowanus Alliance will "partner with local officials in an effort to preserve the Kentile sign’s iconic letters for continued display in the Gowanus area."
Just today, several news stories mentioned that the sign will be illuminated one more time before it is taken down forever.
Well, it appears that the sign is actually being dismantled right now. The K and the E are already down. Gowanus Current, a documentary project "following the changes to one neighborhood over one year told through stories of the people who live there" by Gowanus residents Jamie Courville and Chris Reynolds, has just posted the photos above, which were taken this afternoon between 3:30 PM to 4 PM.
I would like to thank Jamie and Chris for the use of the images. "My heart is breaking, "Jamie wrote to me a few minutes ago. Mine too.
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