Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk painted over the “w” in Twitter’s sign outside its San Francisco headquarters, changing it to “Titter,” in what appears to be an ongoing joke. Musk said that Twitter’s landlord told the company that the sign was legally required to read as “Twitter,” so they painted the “w” in the background color to comply with the requirements. Musk has made several drastic changes to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters since he took over the company, including selling hundreds of items from the office to boost income and cutting janitorial services.
It seems that Elon Musk has been making some interesting changes at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. In addition to painting over the “w” in Twitter’s sign to make it say “Titter,” he also attempted to sell off hundreds of items from the office in January 2023. The items included kitchen appliances, Twitter sculptures, furniture, and even office plants, in an effort to boost income for Twitter. Musk’s changes have not been without controversy, however, as the building’s landlord, SRI Nine Market Square LLC, sued Twitter in January 2023, accusing the company of not paying rent for its Market Street premises. It seems that Elon Musk’s ongoing feud with the building’s landlord, SRI Nine Market Square LLC, has extended to the Twitter sign dispute. In January, the landlord sued Musk-owned Twitter for not paying rent of approximately $3.4 million per month for the headquarters’ Market Street premises in December and January. This legal dispute is still ongoing.