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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — What’s in a name? For three apartment buildings in New York City, it’s no longer “Trump.”

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Workers remove Trump signage from 180 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan's upper west side November 16, 2016 in New York. President-elect Donald Trump's name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers remove Trump signage from 180 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan’s upper west side November 16, 2016 in New York.
President-elect Donald Trump’s name will be taken off the three luxury buildings at Trump Place after tenants signed a petition saying they did not want their home associated with the president-elect. (Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers pried 3-foot-high gold letters spelling “Trump Place” off the buildings Wednesday.

In some places, a shadow of the old name still lingered. The workers scraped and power-washed the surface where the letters had been.

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New signage now displays the buildings’ street addresses.

Hundreds of residents had signed a petition to remove the name after the release of a recording of Donald Trump boasting about kissing women without their consent.

The Chicago-based company that bought the buildings in 2005 says the goal was a “neutral building identity.” Equity Residential chairman Sam Zell tells The New York Times the petition signed by tenants had “no role” in the decision.

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