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Workers use a crane to remove the heavy steel beams that once supported the big General Electric sign on top of one of the buildings at the former GE manufacturing complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The IUE-CWA Local 901 Union Hall stands in front of the old factory building.


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GE Factory Sign Removal #1

For a century, General Electric operated a sprawling factory complex on Broadway, south of downtown, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The factory had a huge sign with the the company's name and logo spelled out in lights mounted on the roof of one of the buildings on the east side of Broadway.

The iconic GE sign remained lit long after the company had closed the factories, but it was finally dismantled on March 29, 2016. According to a local TV news report, the company took the sign down because people had been sneaking into the building and vandalizing the sign.

I made this photograph a few weeks later, as workers were dismantling and removing the steel I-beam frame that had once supported the sign. The building in the foreground is the IUE-CWA Local 901 Union Hall on Broadway, on the south edge of the GE complex. The union had represented the GE workers prior to the closure of the factories.





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4-21-16-ge-sign-1-small-unframed 6x9 inch Unframed $200.00
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4-21-16-ge-sign-1-medium-unframed 10x15 inch Unframed $350.00
4-21-16-ge-sign-1-medium-framed 10x15 inch Framed $475.00
4-21-16-ge-sign-1-large-unframed 14x21 inch Unframed $500.00
4-21-16-ge-sign-1-large-framed 14x21 inch Framed $700.00






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