Media Today in the Slow Death of Newspapers
posted by June 25 at 14:08 PMon
The LA Times reports that its own building is for sale:
Tribune Co. is putting two of its most historic properties—the Los Angeles Times headquarters downtown and Tribune Tower in Chicago—on the block.
Tribune CEO Sam Zell says the company seeks to ‘maximize the value’ of The Times’ headquarters in downtown Los Angeles as well as Chicago’s Tribune Tower. He seeks options to maintain ‘some level of occupancy’ in the buildings.
I like the Times headquarters, which always make me think of a loaf of bread wearing a suit of armor:
But I adore the Tribune building in Chicago:
I love the Trib building for its crazy, totally unnecessary flying buttresses…
… and how its outside is festooned with rocks that reporters brought back from their travels, per the demands of Colonel McCormick, the Trib’s crazy owner:
It’s not like anybody wants to tear down these lovely, bizarre buildings, but still—it seems like poor, grown-up siblings having to sell off their childhood home.