CoreNet Southwest hosted a July 31st tour of the NBC Television Studios we designed with Corgan Architects.
The 75,000-square-foot building combines two NBC 5 facilities to the 8.1 acre site in Fort Worth. The vast new newsroom has 108 workstations, each equipped with three computer monitors, where writers, editors and producers for NBC 5 and KXTX/Telemundo 39, which broadcasts in Spanish, will gather the news daily.
Adjoining the newsroom is a 1,000-square-foot Media Operations Center where news staffers will control and see images from more than 500 sources on monitors.
From the lobby, visitors can look beyond two sets of glass doors directly into the newsroom, the core of the facility.
NBC 5 and Telemundo each have 2,600-square-foot sets across a hallway from each other. The technology includes touch-screen monitors and LED lighting, among other things. NBC 5’s studio has four weather areas where meteorologists can work at one time.
Sales and marketing are also in the building, including one of four national sales offices for NBC Universal Syndication Group and ArtWorks, a 24/7, 30-employee operation that provides graphics to NBC Universal-owned stations nationwide.
Ted Kollaja, head of Gensler's Dallas office and CoreNet Southwest president, lobbies to take over for NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock during CoreNet Southwest's recent NBC studio tour. Below, J.J. Williams, Regional Business Development Director for ValleyCrest Landscape Companies and CoreNet Southwest vice president, addresses the group prior to the tour.