They do say that Austin is the California of Texas, so guess why not a Hollywood sign?

Blake Messick just recently decided to do that! He recently posted a video of himself and his friends making an AUSTIN sign like the famous HOLLYWOOD sign. he said that everyone calls AUSTIN the new L.A., so why not?  It was up during the 4th of July weekend.

BUILDING THE SIGN

According to the video, Blake purchased wooden planks and white boards to make the letters. He also then ran a cable through screws on each letter and fastened the cable to trees.

Blake Messick Via YouTube
Blake Messick Via YouTube
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Blake decided to put together 5 eight foot signs to make the entire sign!

 

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Blake Messick Via YouTube
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WHERE TO PUT THE SIGN?

Blake and his friends decided to put it on a cliff near the Pennybacker Bridge which is located across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway!

 

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TAKE THE SIGN AT NIGHT TO ASSEMBLE IT!

Blake and his friends took the sign and assembled it at night so they wouldn't be seen by the police. They used cable and connected it to trees so they wouldn't drill into the cliff.

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THE NEXT DAY THE SIGN IS UP FOR EVERYONE TO SEE!

Everyone crossing the bridge the following day was greeted by the Hollywood-type AUSTIN sign.

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They said it wasn't perfect, but that it was not supposed to be!

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