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Miami Herald building not protected landmark

8:09 AM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - Miami's preservation board has turned down a bid to call The Miami Herald's soon-to-be-empty bayfront home a protected landmark.

The board voted 5-3 on Monday to deny the application for designation.

The newspaper is moving to the former headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in suburban Doral next year. The Herald's parent company sold its downtown property to the Genting Group in 2011. Genting has proposed building a resort with a casino at the site.

The Herald reports that one proponent of designation said the building would probably qualify for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Representatives for Genting called countered, saying the study was "biased" and called it "creative writing."

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