GE to tear down three buildings, remove iconic sign

General Electric has plans to remove an iconic sign from the downtown area as it closes out its remaining operations in Fort Wayne this year.
General Electric has plans to remove an iconic sign from the downtown area as it closes out its remaining operations in Fort Wayne this year.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – General Electric, once a large employer in Fort Wayne, is preparing to tear down three buildings at its complex off Broadway.

The News-Sentinel reported officials will tear down buildings 7, 8, and 9. The process could begin this month, according to a company spokesperson.

The company announced in March it would close the remaining operations at the sprawling facility south of downtown.

The iconic GE sign has been visible throughout downtown Fort Wayne for years. That sign will be removed and placed into storage, according to the newspaper. The company said it will consider proposals for reusing it.

City officials and General Electric have discussed redeveloping the area, but nothing serious has been arraigned.

GE employed 10,000 people at its peak in the city.

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