Address:Gantry Plaza State Park
Manufacturer: Artkraft Strauss
LPC Action: Calendared in 1988
The northern portion of what is now Gantry Plaza State Park (opened in May 1998) in Hunters Point was once home to a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant (closed in 1999). A large, red neon sign displaying the brand’s name/logo was erected in 1936 atop the bottling plant. The 120-by-60-foot Pepsi-Cola sign was preserved and placed in the park when the bottling plant was demolished, and has become an iconic part of the Long Island City skyline as seen from midtown Manhattan.