With the NFL Draft coming to Detroit, the city is shining things up with brand new signs reminiscent of the famous Hollywood sign in California.

The Famous Hollywood Sign

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One of the most iconic signs in the world is the famous Hollywood Sign built on Mount Lee in the Santa Monica Mountains in California in 1923.

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The Hollywood Sign was built originally as a temporary advertisement for a real estate developer. The sign became so popular it was left up and has since become one of the most famous signs in America.

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Detroit is Installing Signs Similar to the Iconic Sign in Hollywood

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The Detroit sign does not overlook the city from a mountain like the infamous Hollywood sign but instead of just one sign going up, there will be a total of 6. One of the 6 signs is called "The Gateway" and will be installed on the westbound side of I-94 at Proctor to welcome people to Detroit. The letters for The Gateway sign are 8 feet tall and are being built by a legendary sign company from Detroit called the Fairmount Sign Company.

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According to WXYZ, the smaller signs will be installed along I-75 at 8 Mile, I-96 at Telegraph, I-94 at Moross, Southfield at 8 Mile, and Southfield at Ford Road.

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The Detroit signs going up are another example of how the city is revitalizing itself. I visited downtown Detroit back in November and spent half the day walking around town and it has changed in many positive ways. Detroit has had a bad rap for a long time and hopefully, the new signs will give the citizens more pride in their city and show the rest of the world that Detroit is coming back.

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