Saturday, December 31, 2016

Iconic neon Syracuse airport sign replaced with LED version

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The red neon “Syracuse” sign that has welcomed travelers to Hancock International Airport since 1962 is being replaced with a modern LED-lighted sign.

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority says the old sign cost up to $30,000 every two years to maintain. Now the authority is spending about that much to remove the old sign and replace it with a more efficient one that’s an exact replica.

Travelers will still be able to see the iconic red script of the vintage Syracuse sign when it’s displayed as a museum piece inside the terminal.

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