UPDATE: It turns out this picture of the Ghostbusters sign outside FDNY Hook & Ladder 8 is an old image (likely from the filming of Ghostbusters 2) and it wasn't put up in memory of Harold Ramis. The image went viral on Twitter but a spokesman for FDNY tells HuffPost UK the sign is not currently on display. He added the service traditionally pays tribute to fallen crew with bunting. However, proving the star is very much on the minds of loyal fans, Twinkies, flowers and photo tributes are mounting outside the building.
This is extremely cool: A New York fire house has paid tribute to late comedy star Harold Ramis by erecting the Ghostbusters sign at its entrance.
The TriBeCa FDNY Hook & Ladder 8 house featured in the 1984 film in which Ramis starred as Dr Egon Spengler, alongside Bill Murray as Dr Peter Venkman and Dan Aykroyd as Dr Raymond Stantz.
The building becomes the Big Apple base for the Ghostbusters after they are turfed out by the university, despite Dr Spengler's considerable reservations.
FDNY Hook & Ladder 8 "The Ghostbusters House" put this up in memory of Harold Ramis today - love it! pic.twitter.com/jgCfLABLHx— IMC Cinemas (@imccinemas) February 25, 2014
Upon viewing the building, he remarks: "I think this building should be condemned.
"There's serious metal fatigue in all the load-bearing members, the wiring is substandard, it's completely inadequate for our power needs, and the neighbourhood is like a demilitarized zone."
A tribute in the form of a Twinkie was also left at the firehouse
"Tell him about the Twinkie." "What about the Twinkie?" Tribute to Harold Ramis outside the Ghostbusters firehouse. pic.twitter.com/9Al7iD06AX"— la verma pellegrina (@MeghanLockard) February 25, 2014
Dr Stantz, however is so enamoured with the working fireman's pole the deal is promptly sealed. And the rest, as they say, was history.
RIP Dr Spengler.Suggest a correction