Posts Tagged ‘sign dedication’

Drama of the broken string at eastern terminus

February 26, 2009

As reported here recently, a street sign was dedicated on the Lincoln birthday bicentennial marking the eastern terminus of the Lincoln Highway at Times Square. LHA director Jerry Peppers has been working on getting a permanent marker and was part of the unveiling. Here are some photos from his daughter Amy Peppers that document the unveiling, including the broken string drama.

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The sign awaits unveiling with the pull-string secured until it’s ready.

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Commissioner of the New York City DOT Janette Sadik-Kahn joins Jerry Peppers to pull off the cover.

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But wait! The cover rips and the string pulls off!!

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Who you gonna call?

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NYC DOT workers to the rescue!

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Finally!

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Peppers and Sadik-Kahn pose with Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance.

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And Pepper again shows what he’d really like – a marker, perhaps a concrete post, at the intersection.