Does This Billboard Look Like It's 100 Feet Away From the Freeway? Didn't Think So.
|Photos by Patrick Michels|
I asked Frank Librio, the city's spokesman, if this was, ya know, legal. Because from the looks of the Dallas City Code, it doesn't appear to be: "A sign may not be relocated within 100 feet of an expressway unless it was originally located within 100 feet of an expressway or new expressway." Librio suggested I call Theresa O'Donnell, director of Sustainable Development, or David Cossum and Neva Dean, also in that department. Several messages have been left for them, as well as with the Clear Channel Outdoor rep said to be responsible for its erection.
And even if it is within code, that sucker's sure distracting. But for some reason, it does make me want to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey again.