Miami Herald building will be demolished for a new Mega Resort

The days are numbered for the old Miami Herald Building, that great big rambling yellow colossus on the shore of Biscayne Bay which is due to be demolished for a new resort megaproject and possibly a casino. On the paper’s last day of printing at its landmark home since the 1960s, their urban affairs reporter Andres Viglucci took Curbed Miami to explore the building from top to bottom. We saw the building’s stately lobby, chopped up by security gates, the marble-paneled atrium, the Business Room that used to be the paper’s main public space before the days of email when people would submit advertisements and classifieds in person, the cafeteria, the News Room, the publisher’s suite, the ‘Stop The Presses’ button (yes, they have an actual button), the publisher’s private elevator, and best of all, the printing presses themselves, churning out their last newspapers at a furious pace.

A former worker adds: My experiences there helped me to a great newspaper career and recognition throughout the industry. Many people who worked there in the early years of the “letter press” days are to be congratulated for bringing recognition to the Miami Herald, and be thankful for the leaderships and many of excellent leaders of this great newspaper. I am sorry to see the building being taken down.

source: miami.curbed.com

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