One Herald Plaza: Thanks for the Memories
So Herald bigwigs organized an open-house gathering to celebrate the memories and legacies created at One Herald Plaza, from winning 20 Pultizer Prizes to churning out great journalists such as Edna Buchanan and Carl Hiassen to being the beacon for hard-hitting daily news in a city that desperately needs chronicling.
Banana Republican stopped by the festivities, catching up with some of the former and current scribes, who recalled some of their favorite moments during the bittersweet occasion.
|Television critic Glenn Garvin tags the One Herald Plaza farewell mural.|
"This was home," Martin recalls. "When I was 13 years old, we had just moved from Flint, Michigan. I told my mother: 'See that building. I'm going to work there one day.' Obviously, I didn't set my sights high enough."
Covering the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew was one of her fondest memories. "Reporters lost their homes in South Dade, yet they came in every day," she says. "People hadn't changed their clothes in days, slept under their desks, and were eating crap from the cafeteria because there was barely anything left to eat. There was a shower in the women's bathroom that still had water. People would line up to use it. That's one of the cool things about being a journalist. When shit happens -- even when you've worked 15-hour days and you are not ever going to get overtime pay -- you respond to the story."