Officials to decide fate of Miami Herald building
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Preservationists are going head to head Monday as a local landmark in South Florida faces a historic decision.
They're meeting at Miami City Hall to save the Miami Herald building. The building's new owner is planning to knock it down to make room for a massive resort. "There are projects all over this community, all over the world where historic buildings have been maintained, preserved and incorporated into larger projects," said Dade Heritage Trust CEO Becky Roper-Matcove.
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado commented on the proposal. "The Herald newspaper is historic, but the building is not. The building is not Viscaya, the building is not the Freedom Tower, it's just a big box," said Regalado.
People who oppose the preservation said the historic designation will hinder development and jobs in the area.
Monday afternoon's hearing may be the city's last before deciding the fate of the building.
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