Demolition Begins on Miami Herald Building (Photos)

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With little fanfare, demolition began this morning at One Herald Plaza along Biscayne Bay. The iconic Miami Herald building, which served as the newspaper's headquarters from 1963 until last May, when the paper relocated to Doral, was bought in 2011 by the Malaysian casino giant Genting Group.

The company originally planned to build a full-scale casino on the site; those plans have been stalled amid a backlash against the project's size and Tallahassee's resistance to expanded gambling. The company has since proposed other projects, including a condo-hotel-shops combination and a slots-only casino, but it's unclear at the moment what the future holds for the site. Click through for more photos of today's destruction.

See also: Genting's New Plan: Slots-Only Casino at Miami Herald Site

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Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster

What about the demo workers running for their lives in the video? Whoever was hired to do this is an idiot.

sgourous
sgourous

Its about time.I am sure what Genting puts there, will be for every one to enjoy.

Just because it was built and was there,was not a reason to keep it forever.

Was just a concrete building,taking up valuable space.

Gloria Bravo
Gloria Bravo

Sad that such an iconic building will be gone soon....memories from my childhood gone

Chris Guapo
Chris Guapo

Sad. I remember seeing that building every time my mom and I drove into Miami. Another landmark gone :-(

Jay Roberts
Jay Roberts

I remember seeing that power plant in ft lauderdale go down last year the 4 candy Cain smoke stacks when I land at Ft Lauderdale airport

Carlos Baez
Carlos Baez

I agree cities have to redress but still it is sad to see our past icons dissappear.

EzƦă VɅǹ
EzƦă VɅǹ

Apparently not many Miamians have lived in Detroit. Full of old classic buildings. Abandoned and collapsing because the city wasn't business friendly and the city basically died as business moved elsewhere. All the buildings are still there, just all he businesses and people left. Today it makes Liberty City look like Boca Raton. Tons of history though.

Andrea Domergue
Andrea Domergue

New money+new investors+new residents=new buildings +0 charm

Victoria Rivero Elliott
Victoria Rivero Elliott

Very, very sad indeed. I knew it was coming but it still feels as though a piece of Miami history has been demolished and gone for good. :(

Malena Sabatier
Malena Sabatier

Very sad indeed. This is why Miami has no history :-( :-( :-(

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Jonathon Warburton, you've no clue who I am or what I'm about. So do yourself a favor and keep your pseudo psychological, holier than thou bullshit to yourself

Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper

^ this mindset is the reason why Miami is destroying historic buildings.

Jhon A Cornejo
Jhon A Cornejo

*dislike*. Why does Miami love to destroy historic bldgs...sucks!

Betty Perez
Betty Perez

Noooooooo - this building meant so much as a landmark. I didn't know this was happening.

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