• D.C. Says Large LED Signs Are A Danger

    newspaper-63189__180As a followup to our previous post on September 2nd, more news, this time  from the Washington Post. The District of Columbia is alleging that the proposed large LED signs in the city, were constructed illegally and are a danger to the public.

    In a lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday against Digi Media Communications and the owners of buildings where the signs were erected, the District is saying the signs “tower over and above pedestrians, causing substantial and significant risk to public safety.”

    The suit also said that the signs were not approved by the District’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and that they were constructed despite stop-work orders.

    The suit has identified eight locations in the District where the signs or brackets for the signs were allegedly constructed without proper permits. Interestingly the Post says that permission to put up brackets was granted for the inside of the buildings, but the brackets went up on the outside of the buildings.

    The Post article states that Digi Media is seeking to illegally blanket the city with 52 large-scale LED screens. In a statement, Digi Media said the signs were not a danger.

    “Digi Media complied fully with all applicable permitting regulations as those regulations have been consistently applied for years, and which have been used by others to erect numerous signs around the city in locations analogous to Digi’s,” an emailed statement from a Digi Media spokesman said. “All construction work related to the brackets for Digi’s signs was fully permitted with DCRA. Digi’s installations are carefully engineered and have never been the subject of any injury or accident anywhere.”

    As of the writing of the Post article, a sign in at least one location named in the lawsuit had been removed.


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