Crews began paving the way for significant downtown development on Monday, starting to demolish the old Lincoln Journal Star building that was part of a 140-year history of newspaper publishing at the corner of Ninth and P streets. .
The Journal Star operated out of the 926 P St. building for almost 70 years before leaving space at the end of August, but earlier versions of the journal have been produced there since 1881.
It was then that the Nebraska State Journal moved into a building at 900 P St.
For 14 decades, newspapers under various names have distributed city, state, nation, and world news to Lincoln residents in this block.
It included news of two world wars, great depressions and economic recoveries, presidential elections and assassinations, pandemics, infamous killers, terrorist attacks and national championships.
The Journal Star building is collapsing to make way for a large apartment project in the downtown block linked to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, historic Haymarket and access interstate.
Trinitas Ventures has released few details on the development other than plans for two high-rise apartment towers, six stories on one end and 13 on the other. With more than 320 units, this is probably the largest apartment project in the history of the city center.