About a month ago, Detroit rejoiced over the news that the Yellow Pages sign would be saved. Well not anymore, according to MLive. Yesterday's report adds insult to injury with the news that the majority of it will be sold as scrap metal. The sign has been there for 50 years but is expected to be gone by next week. The Michigan Bell Telephone Building (home of The Sign) is being converted into apartments to house the homeless. The new owner, Neighborhood Services Organization, wants to keep the little white phone from the sign for display in their crisis hotline center. Maybe the Big Yellow sign should try calling that for help.
· Dismantling of iconic Yellow Pages sign begins in Detroit; majority to be sold as scrap metal [M Live]
· Historic Detroit Yellow Pages Sign to Stay Put [Curbed Detroit]
· Detroit's Homeless to Displace Yellow Pages Sign [Curbed Detroit]