The San Francisco Division of Constructing and Inspection says it has been unable to examine a brand new black “X” emblem on the roof of Elon Musk’s social media firm previously generally known as Twitter for 2 days in a row after the corporate declined entry to the construction.
It’s the most recent within the push and pull between town and Musk since he formally modified Twitter’s title to X this previous week as a part of the corporate’s overhaul following Musk’s $44 billion acquisition in October.
On Tuesday, an try and take away the corporate’s iconic blue-bird signal and emblem from its Market Road headquarters was rebuffed by metropolis officers who stated there was no allow filed, leaving solely the “er” remaining from the Twitter emblem and one of many birds de-blued.
Quick ahead to Friday, when a big black X was erected on the roof of the constructing, prompting a discover of violation filed with town for work executed with out a allow. Any substitute letters or symbols require a allow to make sure “consistency with the historic nature of the building” and to ensure additions are safely connected to the signal, stated Patrick Hannan, spokesperson for the Division of Constructing Inspection.
In line with the division’s grievance web page after a “notice of violation” was filed, the inspector assigned to the case on Friday “spoke with Tweeter [sic] representatives and Building maintenance engineer representatives. I explained BID’s complaint investigation process and requested access to roof area. Tweeter [sic] representative decline to provide access but did explain that the structure is a temporary lighted sign for an event. I explained to all representatives that the NOV requires the structure to be remove with a building permit or legalize.”
On Saturday, the identical inspector reported a “2nd attempt to gain access was performed on 7/29/23 after conversations with property manager on 7/28/23. However, upon arrival access was denied again by tenant. The original NOV document issued on 7/28/23 was redrafted and issued on 7/29/23.”
Regardless of all of it, Musk pinned an put up atop his X web page in a single day exhibiting the lit X emblem on the roof — and wrote he was dedicated to X staying in San Francisco regardless of town being in a “doom spiral with one company or another left or leaving.”
“Many have offered rich incentives for X (fka Twitter) to move its HQ out of San Francisco,” he wrote. “Moreover, the city is in a doom spiral with one company after another left or leaving. Therefore, they expect X will move too. We will not. You only know who your real friends are when the chips are down. San Francisco, beautiful San Francisco, though others forsake you, we will always be your friend.”