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The Right Sign, Right on Time  Built in 1985, the towering 53 State Street building is tied with neighboring 60 State Street as Boston’s 12th tallest building. With tenants on all 40 floors, it’s a busy place. And since it’s in the heart of Boston’s financial district, there’s traffic all around. Our challenge: to make the signs pop for drivers and pedestrians, in spite of all the hubbub surrounding the iconic skyscraper; to make sure the interior signage was brilliant enough to match the exterior image; and to ensure the sign installation not only complied with all city codes and safety standards, but that it didn’t create a snag for the considerable weekday traffic. Oh, and the installation had to

Bridgewater-based Callahan Construction Management came to us with a challenge: Actually, several hundred of them – of varying sizes.   Maxwell’s Green, an exciting “lifestyle amenity center,” needed interior and exterior signage to suit its style and budget – all designed and fabricated according to architectural specifications, installed in time to appeal to prospective tenants, and beautiful and sturdy enough to look good while performing well in the bustling apartment complex.   Rustic Style, Seamless Appearance   The first big challenge was Maxwell’s Green exterior sign:  a 24-foot-long, curved metal sign, with watercut letters and backlit with LED illumination. Because the architectural drawings called for a rusted, industrial aesthetic, Metro Sign & Awning designers knew Cor-Ten steel would be an

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously, there are good reasons why many municipalities don’t allow roof mounted signage, and why virtually all municipalities that do allow roof-mounted signage require an Engineered Stamped Drawing, or ESD, before a permit is issued. An ESD shows that a licensed engineer has calculated anticipated wind and snow loads and verified that the proposed sign, mounting hardware, and installation will withstand the weather forces it’s likely to be subjected to. Fallen signs like this one, fortunately, are not terribly common in the Boston Metro area. This photo illustrates the tremendous liability posed by roof-mounted signs for store owners, property managers, and landlords. Metro Sign technicians are available for emergency sign service. If

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