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Media Advisory: 800-pound UB logo to be installed on new medical school building

Release Date: August 15, 2017

Weighing in at 800 pounds, the UB logo, made of aluminum, will be lifted about 140 feet.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In another sign that the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is nearing completion, the university’s logo will be installed on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Best time for media is 10:30 a.m. Best location is at the intersection of Allen and Main streets. On-site press contact: Ellen Goldbaum, 716 771-9255.

Weighing in at 800 pounds and measuring 83 inches by 161 ¼ inches by 6 ½ inches deep, the UB logo, made of aluminum, will be lifted about 140 feet.

The crane that will hoist the logo is expected to arrive at 9 a.m., with lifting beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The most time-consuming part of the installation will be lining up the logo with the knife plates on the building so that it can be secured and bolted to the building.

The logo was designed to be halo illuminated, so at nighttime, it will be backlit against the building.

It was manufactured by ASI Signage Innovations on Grand Island, which is also manufacturing and installing the building’s exterior and interior signage, including the name of the school, which was installed last week.

The project has required close collaboration between UB, LP Ciminelli and ASI Signage.

Media Contact Information

Ellen Goldbaum
News Content Manager
Medicine
Tel: 716-645-4605
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBmednews