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Iconic Pegasus shines bright again atop Magnolia Hotel in Dallas

Iconic Pegasus shines bright again atop Magnolia Hotel in Dallas

Pegasus atop Magnolia Hotel Dallas
The Pegasus sits re-lit atop the Magnolia Hotel after repairs.  Photo courtesy of Magnolia Hotel Dallas

The iconic neon Pegasus is borrowing a page from its mythical sibling, the phoenix, and rising from the ashes with a new set of lights.

As Robert Wilonsky reported, the Pegasus atop the Magnolia Hotel has been undergoing repairs to fix the neon that has been slowly going out since its installation in 1999.

Workers for the city and with Starlite Sign worked on restoring the red neon since shutting off the sign in March. There's been a little trepidation about whether the lights would work, according to Downtown Dallas Inc.’s Shalissa Colwell. If all goes according to plan, the Pegasus will light up again at dusk on June 28.

In 1923, the original “Flying Red Horse” was put atop the Magnolia Building, which the Dallas Foundation says was the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The new Pegasus was added in 1999, right before the New Year, to usher in the new millennium.