IBJ Media seeking approval for new projecting sign

November 2, 2009
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The parent company of IBJ has filed plans to add a new sign with an electronic-message component outside the newspaper's headquarters at 41 E. Washington St. The sign, which would project from the northwest edge of the building, requires three variances from city code. It would be about 63 square feet in size, above the maximum allowed 54 square feet, and include a variable-message portion, which is not typically permitted, similar to an existing sign outside the Indianapolis Star newsroom. The sign would be within 70 feet of an intersection with a stoplight, whereas the code normally requires 125 feet of separation. The building already has one projecting sign for Morton's The Steakhouse at the intersection of Washington and Pennsylvania streets. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 24.

ADVERTISEMENT
  • Good
    Nice urban sign design. The city needs more of those.

    Just curious...will it feature a Tweet stream from IBJ reporters? :)
  • More chagrin . . .
    Speaking of signs, is anyone else chagrinned with the impossible signage now displayed at the Conrad on at least 6 awnings for Tastings? Not only are the graphics a complete disaster, the use of their repetition only intensifies their failure to create something interesting or inviting. It is just more evidence to support my proposed slogan for Indianapolis --
    "Indianapolis - Okay with Ugly !" I can't believe the Conrad has sunk so low . . .
  • Lose the EVMS....
    and I'm all for it!
  • Your image
    Cory, I can't make out the details of the image. Is this an old image or a photoshoped image? It would be nice to see the image in color if possible.
  • Response
    Joe: I asked for a color version but got no response. If I can get one, I'll post it.
    • Thanks
      Thanks! Hope you can get it.
    • Lose the EVMS
      Nice but for the electronic variable message sign (EVMS). Seriously, who thought that was a good idea? I think a Times Square look is one thing, but at this small scale, it's going to come off as a Pendleton Pike hand-me-down.

      If you lose that wart, it's a no-brainer. Keep it and you're as bad as the Star.

    Post a comment to this blog

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT
    1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

    2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

    3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

    4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

    5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

    ADVERTISEMENT