CITGO’s larger than life 60’ X 60’ sign looms over the city of Boston and Fenway Park, one of the many landmarks Bostonians claim as their own. The first sign, featuring the Cities Service logo, was built in 1940, and replaced with the trimark in 1965, the Citgo sign contained more than five miles of neon tubes—5,878 glass tubes to be exact—lit by 250 high-voltage transformers. The giant advertisement has survived five hurricanes. CITGO decided to have the sign completely redone with new LED lighting and animation electronics.
Relighting of the finished sign was September 17, 2010 during the seventh inning of the Red Sox vs Toronto game. There were cheers, horns honking and fans taking photos of “their sign”. The animation sequence is exactly the same as it has been for many years. Together, we accomplished the goal set by our customer.