Here’s How the DOT Creates Street Signs [VIDEO]

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 at 9:19 am by

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With millions (yes, millions) of street signs peppering the city streetscape, it’s easy to overlook their genesis and evolution. They’ve always just…been there. Carted out and maintained by a fleet of Department of Transportation vehicles not often seen. But how are these signs constructed, and where does this magic happen? In swoops the city agency with all the answers.

This cool little behind-the-scenes video – “Anatomy of a Sign” – explains the process from laser-cutting the metal to providing the proper identities, all transpiring in the DOT’s 22-person warehouse in Maspeth, Queens.

[h/t @gelatobaby]

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