Who likes the UTICA sign?
Jeff

Syracuse, NY

#70 Aug 15, 2013
Just when I thought things could not get crazier, just when I think Utica has reached the epitome of insanity, I see the most shocking and amazingly asinine thing I could ever imagine. Now this eyesore has lights on the scaffolding! The whole metal support structure is outlined in lights! How much insanely gaudy and tacky can this thing get? Its is awful and ugly. It makes Utica look more like a third rate city than ever. Someone needs to pull the plug on this monstrocity soon!
Utica burns

United States

#71 Aug 15, 2013
Jeff wrote:
Just when I thought things could not get crazier, just when I think Utica has reached the epitome of insanity, I see the most shocking and amazingly asinine thing I could ever imagine. Now this eyesore has lights on the scaffolding! The whole metal support structure is outlined in lights! How much insanely gaudy and tacky can this thing get? Its is awful and ugly. It makes Utica look more like a third rate city than ever. Someone needs to pull the plug on this monstrocity soon!
Thats not news you should have looked at it more closely. More are coming too!
Tamicka

Buffalo, NY

#72 Aug 16, 2013
People can point to Utica as the ghetto with the sign. This is the dumbest idea yet.
Utica LOL

Albany, NY

#73 Aug 16, 2013
A utica sign??? Lol
Martin

Syracuse, NY

#74 Aug 16, 2013
Why don't any of the lights on this thing flash or move? I would have expected this to be far more tacky and annoying than just a stationary sign. Afterall, isn't this the Utica way? The lights need to flash on and off and move and change colors and light up the entire sky. This sign needs a few strobe lights. It needs a search light on top. How could the people who built this thing not think of this? If the goal is to acheive the highest degree of bad taste, then it is important to take it to the extreme. Get a searchlight on top of this tower of tackiness ASAP!
Answer

Miami, FL

#75 Aug 16, 2013
Martin wrote:
Why don't any of the lights on this thing flash or move? I would have expected this to be far more tacky and annoying than just a stationary sign. Afterall, isn't this the Utica way? The lights need to flash on and off and move and change colors and light up the entire sky. This sign needs a few strobe lights. It needs a search light on top. How could the people who built this thing not think of this? If the goal is to acheive the highest degree of bad taste, then it is important to take it to the extreme. Get a searchlight on top of this tower of tackiness ASAP!
The guys rightfully decided not to animate the lighting effects, and indeed they themselves recognized that making them chase or flash was a little too "utica".

In the future, there may be a subtle addition that does change color, albeit very slowly and almost imperceptibly, as well as other functionality details that people in utica will/may appreciate.

It is funny that you hiot on a known utica-ism though! You DO know the average utican tastes!
Oswego St

Utica, NY

#76 Aug 17, 2013
OMG! It's only a sign. Let it go!
Solution

Hialeah, FL

#77 Aug 17, 2013
Oswego St wrote:
OMG! It's only a sign. Let it go!
OMG get a life you seem to be the only one freaking out.
unbelievable

Carthage, NY

#78 Aug 17, 2013
how long till the bulbs blow
Utica LOL

Albany, NY

#79 Aug 19, 2013
unbelievable wrote:
how long till the bulbs blow
...not long enough! Lol
Utica LOL

Albany, NY

#80 Aug 19, 2013
I meant to say not quick enough. This forum makes me dumber by the moment! Lol
Westie

Utica, NY

#81 Aug 19, 2013
You need to get over this!!!!!!!
Pat

Syracuse, NY

#82 Aug 19, 2013
Its interesting that the square shaped scaffolding is only lit on three of its four sides. The side facing towards downtown is blank and unlit. I wonder why this is, perhaps to not remind the residents that they actually live in Utica? The other three sides, with the bright red lighting, only serve to warn those driving past that this is an exit to avoid. It really is the "Utica Warning Sign".

“I'm Always Around ”

Level 7

Since: Jan 13

New York, NY

#83 Aug 20, 2013
Looks expensive. Why was this put up and who thought of it?
unbelievable

Carthage, NY

#84 Aug 20, 2013
Utica LOL wrote:
I meant to say not quick enough. This forum makes me dumber by the moment! Lol
omg they are all ready going out
unbelievable

Carthage, NY

#85 Aug 20, 2013
Pat wrote:
Its interesting that the square shaped scaffolding is only lit on three of its four sides. The side facing towards downtown is blank and unlit. I wonder why this is, perhaps to not remind the residents that they actually live in Utica? The other three sides, with the bright red lighting, only serve to warn those driving past that this is an exit to avoid. It really is the "Utica Warning Sign".
going east you cant even see it till its too late and going west you already past utica exit and its too late its in a bad spot .. in the winter time it would prob be seen from east to west and west to east but by then all the bulbs will be broke,, i guess its the thought that counts.. he should have just donated the money to saint johns for a sign
Utica LOL

Albany, NY

#86 Aug 20, 2013
Pat wrote:
Its interesting that the square shaped scaffolding is only lit on three of its four sides. The side facing towards downtown is blank and unlit. I wonder why this is, perhaps to not remind the residents that they actually live in Utica? The other three sides, with the bright red lighting, only serve to warn those driving past that this is an exit to avoid. It really is the "Utica Warning Sign".
They don't want the lights to wake up the unemployed in utica in the morning! Lol
U are warned

United States

#87 Aug 20, 2013
Downstate is falling apart I see too now. They should put one of those right at the border between Jersey and NY that warns people they are crossing into NY no man's land.
Utica LOL

Albany, NY

#88 Aug 20, 2013
It's like a beacon for help! Lol
Rufus

Jacksonville, FL

#89 Aug 21, 2013
Smart. Remind everybody driving by that we're total losers. Dumbest idea ever.

Who will be the first guy with a .22 to alter the sign? Hope they bought the extended warranty.

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