19 Juni 2024

Elon Musk’s X Number of Problems: San Francisco launches investigation into new signage on HQ

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Elon Musk’s X Number of Problems: San Francisco launches investigation into new signage on HQ

Looks like Elon Musk can’t help but get into trouble because of X. The city of San Francisco is now investigating X and its San Francisco HQ for possible violations that may arise out of the new signage on top of the X headquarters

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The city of San Francisco has launched an investigation into a large “X” sign that was installed on top of the former Twitter headquarters, now owned by Elon Musk as part of his rebranding of the social media platform. City officials have raised concerns about the installation, stating that any alterations to building signage require a permit for design and safety considerations.

The appearance of the “X” sign came after workers were prevented from removing Twitter’s iconic bird and logo from the building earlier in the week due to safety issues. Replacement letters or symbols on the building’s facade would also need a permit to ensure they are in line with the building’s historic character and are securely attached.

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Patrick Hannan, a spokesperson for the Department of Building Inspection, emphasized that erecting a sign atop a building necessitates a permit, along with planning review and approval. Consequently, the city has opened a complaint and is initiating an investigation.

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Workers were seen adjusting the sign using a lift machine on Friday afternoon before leaving the site.