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NYC subway station signs altered in tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Several subway signs in New York City were temporarily altered to read "Ruth St" over the weekend to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

(CNN)Several subway signs in New York City were temporarily altered to read "Ruth St" over the weekend to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The blue and white titled mosaic signs normally read "50th St," but vinyl stickers were placed over the "50" transforming it to "RU. "

Artists Adrian Wilson and Matt Duncan said they collaborated to produce and design the tribute for Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the bench.

"You don't necessarily notice it since it's slightly changed," Wilson told CNN on Monday of the sign tribute.

The duo used adhesive vinyl that can be peeled off like a sticker to complete the project so that it wouldn't cause any permanent damage to subway, they said.

It took about five hours for them to be made, Wilson said, and the coloring was adjusted several times to blend in with the current color on the subway walls.

It's a memorial," Wilson said.

Once the vinyl designs were complete, Duncan set out on the subway to covertly place them on top of the original signs.

Under one of the tributes sat a long empty bench, Duncan said.

Some subway riders even sat on the bench to have their photo taken with the memorial.

The tribute went up Saturday night, and was gone by Sunday night, according to Wilson.

But he said that was too be expected since the stickers were placed over the street signs.

Thousands have paid tribute to Ginsburg, memorializing her by doing everything from placing flowers at the Supreme Court steps to taking a moment of silence before a baseball game.

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