But before they could finish, the police showed up.
“San Francisco police halted the sign removal shortly after it began,” wrote Justin Sullivan for Getty Images as part of a caption alongside many of his excellent photos of the site.
Either way, the result is that Twitter is now “er” to some passerby.
And, for a while at least, some big letters were on the ground — including the white “W” that Musk claimed was the center of a dispute with the landlord. (I suspect the dispute also might have had to do with the rent Musk wasn’t paying.)
We haven’t seen anything to suggest that Twitter’s demolition guy was “cutting the Twitter logo off the building with blowtorches,” like Musk suggested in a Twitter Spaces conversation yesterday evening while he was playing Diablo IV.
Instead of blowtorches, the demo guy appears to be using an impact driver from Ridgid, one of The Home Depot’s house brands.