Building Signs versus Advertising Signs
A building sign is not the same as an advertising sign. An advertising sign directs attention to goods or services not found at the location of the sign.
Each type of sign carries with it different permits, regulations and penalties for non-compliance from the Department of Buildings.
A marquee is a permanent roofed structure attached to and supported by the building that projects into the public right-of-way.
Marquees are most commonly placed over the entrance to a hotel or theater. They have signage stating either the name of the establishment or other venue information. The marquee is often identifiable by a surrounding cache of light bulbs, usually yellow or white, that flash intermittently or as chasing lights.
Chasing lights are strings of adjacent light bulbs that cycle on and off frequently to give the illusion of lights moving along the string.