One Herald Plaza, the bayfront behemoth from which generations of journalists fanned out across South Florida — and at times the world — to cover the news, passed into history on Thursday after succumbing to a real estate deal.
… She was 50.
Thought squat and ugly by some, a shining temple of truth by others, she was born on March 23, 1963.
She steadfastly weathered assaults by killer hurricanes and furious protesters. A gunshot suicide soaked her lobby in blood, and at a corner of her parking garage, a man chewed someone’s face off.
Within the walls of her fifth-floor newsroom, reporters and photographers pursued stories that won The Miami Herald 19 Pulitzer Prizes.
One Herald Plaza is survived by a proud tradition of afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted, to be carried on in a new Herald building in Doral.
One Herald will be buried under a pile of rubble. Donations in her memory should be story-tip calls to the newsroom in Doral.
* The final days of One Herald Plaza (barefootmailman.org)
* Last news meeting in the Herald newsroom at One Herald Plaza (randompixels.blogspot.com)
* Editor: Our building will come down to make way for a resort planned by the new owner (miamiherald.com)