A photograph has been circulating on Twitter of the Ghostbusters sign hanging up in front of a New York City firehouse in tribute to Harold Ramis, who died on Monday. The firehouse, FDNY Ladder 8, was used for exterior shots in the filming of Ramis' Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
Speechless: FDNY Hook & Ladder 8 " The Ghostbusters House" Put this up in memory of Harold Ramis today. pic.twitter.com/PDadsbvIRd — dennismons (@dennismons) February 25, 2014
However, the photo is actually an old one. There is currently no Ghostbusters sign hanging in front of the firehouse, though fans have memorialized Ramis by leaving candles, flowers and Twinkies in front of the station.
Tribute to Harold Ramis outside the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca. pic.twitter.com/ees4V9QpAd — Peter Hershberg (@hershberg) February 24, 2014
Frank Dwyer, a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department, told USA Today that he doesn't know where the photo came from, but that it did not originate from the fire department.
For all who saw/shared the photo of the #Ghostbusters sign outside #FDNY Ladder 8, please know it is *not* a current photo. #RIPHaroldRamis — FDNY (@FDNY) February 25, 2014