MIAMI -

The sign is coming down at The Miami Herald's longtime headquarters on Biscayne Bay.

On Friday, workers removed some letters and covered others with plastic. The newspaper finished its move to Doral last week.

Employees had worked at the downtown Miami building since 1963.

The Malaysia-based Genting Group bought the Herald's downtown property from the newspaper's parent company, McClatchy Co., in 2011 for $236 million. The company plans to demolish the 750,000-square-foot Herald building and build a luxury hotel in its place.

Genting also wants to build a casino at the 13.9-acre site, but the state has not approved those plans.

The demolition of the Herald building may not begin for several months. Genting must first remove asbestos from the site.