Saturday, January 26, 2008

Former World-Herald Building Will Be Razed

The Omaha World-Herald's former headquarters at "World-Herald Square" (14th & Dodge) will be torn down and replaced by a park, according to a story in the newspaper's Saturday editions.

The land eventually may feature more than a planned plaza, said World-Herald CEO and President Terry Kroeger. The building is expected to be torn down this spring and the park in place by fall.

“This is an important piece of land for our company, as it literally sits between our primary offices at the Omaha World-Herald Building and our manufac turing plant at the Freedom Center,” Kroeger said. “Therefore, long-term control of this property is critical.”

The World-Herald moved out of the building in 2006.

13 comments:

O.Mediablog said...

I read that article and am a little worried about all that asbestos in the air downtown with the old U.P. building being slowly demolished, and now the OWH building next to it. I know they go in and remove the solid asbestos beforehand, but there is so much residue that remains afterwards, and it's all mixed up in that dust that's everywhere. I wouldn't be surprised to hear of increased cases of cancer in people who live and work nearby as time goes by.

Anonymous said...

can they raze the new building too?

Anonymous said...

How magnanimous of thew OWH to donate a park....until it no longer suits them to do so. Amazing that a dinosaur on it's last legs still has that much power. Why...I'll bet the last company to make buggy whips.....

--angry former Sun newspaper employee--

Anonymous said...

Since this blog seems to have so many wrestling fans, I'm surprised Jim & Sean haven't posted an entry that the OWH pictured a wrestler on the first page of its Saturday Sunrise edition.

The accompanying article in the sports section has a *gasp* COLOR picture even.

If you want to check it out online, it's at http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1200&u_sid=10241876

Anonymous said...

Well you know brother, it was just a matter of time until the powers that be recognized the worlds largest pythons, in the worlds greatest sport. Whatchugonnado....when wrestling runs wild...all over you....brother.

--H. Hogan--

Anonymous said...

January 26, 2008 7:51 AM ??

MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST STAY INSIDE ALL DAY SO YOU DON'T GET SUNRAYS. I HEAR THAT MIGHT CAUSE CANCER TOO.....

Anonymous said...

Leave the building.....Raze the paper.

Anonymous said...

Raze Matt Perrault. He is gay

Anonymous said...

Matt Perrault isn't gay . . . he just sounds that way.

Anonymous said...

He kind of looks that way too. With the flaming hair.

Gorilla Monsoon said...

More wrestling talk please. Perrault really said only three-star hotels are left for the swimming trials? The only four-star in the state is right across the street from the site of the meet, kinda figures that one would sell out.

Now, let's get back to wrestling. I like pudding.

Anonymous said...

The Perrault had to quickly backtrack from his statements. The Perrualt initially said that ALL hotels were sold out from Omaha to Grand Island. ALL of them.

An alert emailer caught this "misstatement" and called him on it. The Perrault, who wouldn't let a little thing like the truth get in the way of a rant, then went on to "correct" himself by stating that only three (and assuming below) star hotels were left in Omaha.

Nice job yet again The Perrault. By the way, is Kevin Cosgrove in Minnesota yet? Has P'Allen Stinnet transferred from Creighton yet? Any more rumors on the Nebraska coaching search?

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