On Thursday 15 February 2007 some of the letters of the famous Stardust sign, were removed. The sign is going to be relocated to The Neon Museum, and the letters coming down are part of that transition.
Although the sign is from 1965, the letters are from 1991. (In 1991 the current style of letters replaced Jetsonian lettering.)
The side of the sign, which is shown in the accompanying photo, is the south side. This is the side which was certainly photographed the most, as its position accompanied the front face of the main building.