David Letterman's 'Late Show' Marquee Taken Down From Broadway (Video)

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The famous sign no longer graces the front of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Broadway and 53rd Street will never look the same again. David Letterman's Late Show marquee has been removed from the front of the Ed Sullivan Theater after the show's final episode last week.


The sign was taken down early Thursday morning. A demolition crew took it down in multiple parts as onlookers photographed and recorded the process to post on Twitter.

Here's what it looks like without the sign.

The Late Show ran for nearly 22 years, debuting at the Ed Sullivan Theater in 1993. Letterman's final episode, which aired on May 20, featured a battery of A-list guests like Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Peyton Manning and Bill Murray.

Stephen Colbert is replacing Letterman with his own show, which premieres on Sept. 8.