Demolition of former Times-Picayune building begins, making way for massive golf attraction


Development of a $29 million golf and entertainment attraction near downtown New Orleans took another step forward recently as workers began site preparation at the former location of The Times-Picayune offices and printing plant.

Pavement has been excavated in areas around the perimeter of the Howard Avenue site beside the Pontchartrain Expressway, where a fence will be erected to keep trespassers away during the demolition.

The building, which was sold to a group of investors in September 2016 for $3.5 million, has recently attracted notoriety for its lavish coating of graffiti. | The Times-Picayune is now based in the Warehouse District, with satellite offices in Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes, and additional staff in Baton Rouge.

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