Custom stick-built 1920's-style sign goes up letter-by-letter in Playhouse Square overnight

CLEVELAND - The newest addition of the $16 million dollar makeover of Playhouse Square went up early Wednesday morning.

A retro 1920's-era stick-built Playhouse Square sign was slowly, letter by letter, erected on top of the Cowell and Hubbard Building at the Corner of East 13th Street and Euclid Avenue.

The final letter, the letter P, was placed on the sign around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The sign features 9-foot-tall LED-lit letters that pay homage to the signage that graced the area in the in the early days of Playhouse Square.

The lighting on the sign is not finished but Playhouse Square has announced a lighting ceremony will take place on May 2. All the new features, including the "GE Chandelier," will be lit during the event.

The chandelier will be hung from a 44-foot high steel structure at the intersection of  East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue. It will feature more than 4,200 crystals and be 20 feet tall.


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