The former newsroom of the Times-Picayune on Howard Avenue, whose iconic clock tower can be seen from 1-10, has been sold.
Work is underway to prepare the building for transfer to the new owner, which means stripping that clock tower.
Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel: all that's left on the Times-Picayune clock tower as workers remove the letters. pic.twitter.com/nP8L6tKYm6— Danny Monteverde (@DCMonteverde) June 17, 2016
3800 Howard Avenue once housed The Times-Picayune and The States-Item. All traces of that history are gone tonight. pic.twitter.com/dXxLMYF1tz— Danny Monteverde (@DCMonteverde) June 18, 2016
The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com’s report doesn’t disclose the buyer; confidentiality requirements prohibit them from doing so until the sale is final, which should be sometime this fall.
The paper announced it would shut down its Howard Avenue facility in October 2014, moving printing and production offices to Mobile, Alabama and an expanded facility in Metairie. Most of the paper’s editorial staff has worked out of an office at One Canal Place since 2013.
Work to prepare the building should be complete in July.