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sidewalk that's directly underneath the elevated Metromover tracks.
Today I followed up on a blogger's claim that he was told by a security guard last week that he couldn't take pictures of the Miami Herald building.
This afternoon I talked by phone with the Herald's senior v.p. for operations. He told me he has talked with he guard involved. The executive told me that the guard merely told the blogger that he was on the Herald's property and was advised that it was okay to take pictures from across the street.
The executive stressed that there is no ban on the taking of pictures of the Herald building and "there never has been a ban. But we would prefer that people confine their picture taking to the public sidewalk and not trespass on Herald property," said the executive.
While he didn't say it so in so many words, I have a strong suspicion that the executive has talked to or will be talking with his security guards to let them know that it's perfectly legal for people to take pictures of the building at One Herald Plaza.
I've learned from another source that the Herald apparently uses a combination of staff security guards and guards hired from a private security company.
A personal observation if I may: I think what's needed here is a healthy dose of common sense and common courtesy from both parties: Herald security guards and Miami's budding architectural photographers.