Signage can say everything about a new establishment. It can denote the atmosphere, types of patrons, and mission of a company. A well-crafted sign conveys information about the product and service. But it must do all this within a single glimpse, as commuters rush to and from their destinations. Neon signs for bars or open signs made of neon are great examples of short and effective messages, drawing new patrons in with proclamations of their favorite beer brands. These types of window signage are affordable and easy for new businesses to install. Watch out for any services that offer these options for exorbitant fees. See what to avoid by checking out the four most expensive signs in the world.
1. Atlanta Road Signs
Wonder why some states charge insane tax rates and why city and county organizations take so long to repair road damage? Depending on the materials and function of the road sign, they can cost upwards of $1200 to repair or replace. Think about that the next time some immature friends joke about demolishing a public sign or stealing one to decorate a room. Federal and state money is poured into maintaining these signs and cost taxpayers a pretty penny. These cost are not relegated to just the US, even countries overseas are suffering from the cost of public signage.
2. Pricy Digital Sign with No Warranty
A business owner in Petersburg, Virginia spent over $22,000 on a digital sign, but is in a legal dispute with the manufacturer regarding the warranty. After making this enormous investment, the owner is worried about the risk of having this public-facing sign hang without coverage. Natural elements, theft, and vandalism are just some of the dangers this expensive sign may face.
3. Kentucky’s Highway Warning Signs
Motorists traveling down the KY 79 are out of luck, losing a high-priced solar powered sign to thieves. With a cost of over $1000, the replacement is a sheet with printed text, without illumination.
4. The Harmon City Center, Nevada
In an unfortunate chain of events, the $275 million hotel and entertainment center project was dropped and is scheduled for demolition. With new signage ablaze across the glossy exterior of The Harmon’s skyscraper, a local artist was compelled to call it “the world’s most expensive sign.” A series of construction issues and defects ground progress to a halt, as a lack of steel reinforcement puts the City Center at risk for collapse.