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centerline and two-thirds lies above it. For a 300 mm (12") high capital, 100 mm (4") of the
letter will be below the centerline and 200 mm (8") will be above it.
10.11.3. Placement of Message. Center the message above the main entrance to the building.
(See Examples A and C in Figure 10.3). If the message cannot be centered above the entrance,
due to length, architectural details, or other reasons, place the message flush to the edge of the
window as shown in Example B.
10.11.4. Facade Area. On single story buildings where the band above the doors and window
is less than 750 mm (2'- 6") high, the message is placed lower on the building facade. Align
the message with the top of the windows and door canopy. (See Examples A and B in Figure
10.4.) Place the message as close to the main entrance as possible, but take care to leave
enough space that it does not appear to crowd the facade.
10.11.5. Other Options. Buildings that do not have adequate space for a wall mounted
message should be identified with a freestanding sign (paragraph 4.13), or with a fascia
mounted sign (Figure 10.9).