Gurnee Tollway Sign being replaced

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Gurnee Tollway Sign being replaced

Post by customfabricators » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:21 pm

I think that this story warranted its own topic..... check out the story

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo ... 29469.html

I have seen artwork on this new signage, and it is very attractive. Its up to date and modern. The top portion is not nearly as horizontally long as the current one. The sign base remains white. It is really a great update and keeps some of the character of the original

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Post by jonrev » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:17 pm

They will be using the current sign's post.
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Post by redfishpaw » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:35 am

I am disappointed that they are making it smaller. I dont care for small signage. I wish people wouldn't be so concerned about the sizes and height of signs these days. I think the new sign should be made larger than the old one. I also am disapointed that advertising by others is going part of the new sign. Thanks for posting the article

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Post by customfabricators » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:01 am

The sign really wont appear that much smaller. It just won't be as long.

And the advertisments are not big at all. They are paying for the new sign. Which is badly needed. The old sign is no longer viabale, repairable, and looks bad. I know its nostalgia leaving, but what are ya gonna do?

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Post by WhizzerSFGAm » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:33 am

To anyone complaining about the new sign: It's slightly smaller, SO WHAT?? It still looks way better than the current sign. Also, the current sign hasnt been working in over a year.

Regarding the advertisements for Starbucks and American Airlines, remember, Six Flags is $2 Billion in debt. They are getting money for having those ads. Unlike the old management, Snyder and Shapiro realize that the debt situation can not be ignored if Six Flags is to survive.
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Post by jonrev » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:21 pm

I'm kinda gonna miss this thing...

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