Following the show, a crew began discarding blue blocks from the stage, tossing out audience chairs, and dismantling miniature bridges from the Ed Sullivan Theater set.
Workers did salvaged one piece: the miniature replica of The Brooklyn Bridge, reports the New York Post.
Letterman retired from the Late Show with a star-studded farewell episode Wednesday night with guests Tina Fey, Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray and others appearing for his final Top 10 list “Top 10 Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to David Letterman.”
The Foo Fighters were musical guests.
Variety reports the finale netted 13.8 million viewers – the most since 2005, when his guest was Oprah Winfrey.