Signs Removed, 12-29-2016

Today is the day they removed the Signs off the KAA building.

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The Sign-Removal Crew arrives early and they discuss the process.

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The signs directly over the front entrance and the side street entrance were

removed first.

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Safety was a primary consideration in each step.

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While I was stepping around the detritus and debris,

to get this angle and that, I happened to look down,

caring not to stumble, and noticed a familiar cloth at the curb.

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Looking closer I realize it was a piece of my Mom’s Log Cabin Quilt.

I had made the back out of cotton seersucker print. There it was in the street!

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OK, now the Front Sign is loose from the building. All is well. Be Careful.

Get the ladder out of the way, she’s coming down.

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Next the Ball and Hook are aligned with the Corner Sign.

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So up goes the Basket Man. His job here is to unbolt the sign legs from the building.

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With one side completely released, he starts on the other side.

You see the crane is holding the weight as it is loosened from the building.

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Here it is, suspended, not connected to the building, coming down.

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The Basked Man can come down now too.

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And now it is being lowered onto the truck for hauling to local storage.

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All Set. Good Job.

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These next three pictures are called “Out Takes” but I’m going to

show them to you anyway. They have nothing to do with “The Story”

of taking down the signs, but I saw them and they interested me,

and I am sharing them with you.

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All Images and Words © Jana Russon Dec 29, 2016