The Domino Sugar Sign Comes Down This Month

First, Kentile Floors and now this? It seems Brooklyn is running short on iconic signs.

The end is officially near for the iconic Domino Sugar refinery sign, which has overlooked South Williamsburg since the 1920s. Today, the Daily News reports that this month, workers will remove the yellow lettering from the facade of the factory to prepare it for demolition.

As many of you know, the refinery is already will soon be a thing of the past. In the next few years, construction workers will tear the century-old refinery down to make way for Two Trees Management’s massive, $1.5 billion redevelopment project, which will boast 2,000 apartments (some affordable) alongside 631,000 square feet of commercial space.

Scaffolding is due to go up this week with removal planned for the days and weeks after. And the good news is the lettering won’t be destroyed. Instead, the massive sign will be broken down, stored in “giant weatherized containers” and refurbished so they can be reinstalled sometime down the road.

If all goes according to plan, the redevelopment should be complete by 2024.

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