Taggers hit old Herald building

Newspaper moved out of its longtime headquarters in May


MIAMI – Graffiti artists have left their mark on the old Miami Herald building.

Drivers on I-395 are being treated to the view in the above picture of the tagged Herald building.

The newspaper moved out of its longtime headquarters and into its new space in Doral back in May.  Employees had worked at the downtown Miami building off Biscayne Bay 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 must first finish demolishing the 750,000-square-foot landmark before building 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.