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Giant glowing ‘X’ removed from Musk’s San Francisco HQ following complaints

Los Angeles, US, Jul 31 (EFE).- The giant illuminated “X” sign that was installed on top of the headquarters of Elon Musk’s company in San Francisco was removed Monday following complaints.

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspections received 24 complaints alleging that the sign was put up without a permit, was unsafe, a nuisance, and that its flashing lights made it hard for residents to sleep, according to CNBC.

A department spokesperson added that the property owner will have to pay fees for the unpermitted installation of the construction and dismantling of the sign, as well as the cost of the investigation.

The news comes a week after Musk rebranded the social network, formerly known as Twitter, which the billionaire acquired in October last year.

On July 24, the iconic blue bird logo was replaced with the black and white “X.”

“X is the future state of unlimited interactivity – centered in audio, video, messaging, payments/banking – creating a global marketplace for ideas, goods, services, and opportunities. Powered by AI, X will connect us all in ways we’re just beginning to imagine,” wrote new CEO Linda Yaccarino.

In the past eight months, the Tesla CEO has fired roughly three-quarters of then-Twitter’s staff, taken the company public, and removed the official account verification system and switched it to a $8 subscription. EFE


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