The Kentile Floors sign is considered a Symbol of the Gowanus Canal (which is worthy of several of its own posts). The business was founded in 1898 and stayed until the 1990s. They used asbestos for decades and lawsuits eventually bankrupted them, but the sign remains (thankfully). The sign is over 8 stories high and this photo was taken by me while on the moving F train from my house into Manhattan. You can see the Williamsburgh bank in the lower right corner. The bank was featured earlier in this post.