I was surprised to see this week that the Des Moines Register building, my workplace for nearly a decade, may soon be demolished.
I shouldn’t have been surprised. As I’ve noted before, nearly every organization I’ve worked for has been sold or closed or both. Two of my former workplaces have already been leveled.
I spent more than a decade (in two hitches) at the Omaha World-Herald and a year or so after I left, they moved across the street and demolished the building where I worked. The photo below is me sitting in the park that now occupies my former workplace.
While I have many fond memories of working at the World-Herald, they center more on the people than the building. A couple memories of the place: (more…)