WTHR-TV 13 Television Broadcasting Facility – Expansion

When WTHR-TV 13, an NBC affiliate, needed to expand and renovate its 15-year-old broadcast center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, the station turned to The Austin Company to help it implement the project. Austin provided comprehensive design, engineering and construction services for WTHR’s expansion and renovation.

Project Description: 

When WTHR-TV 13, an NBC affiliate, needed to expand and renovate its 15-year-old broadcast center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, the station turned to The Austin Company to help it implement the project. Austin provided comprehensive design, engineering and construction services for WTHR’s expansion and renovation.

Central to the project was a two-story addition constructed on the east side of the station’s existing building. The first floor of the new structure serves as an extension of the news room, which was redesigned for improved workflow. The second-floor addition is connected to the building’s existing second floor and is occupied by sales, traffic and public affairs. Areas vacated by these departments were remodeled for other purposes.

Additional renovations included an upgrade of the building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in response to the demands being placed on the facility by new equipment associated with rapidly changing technology. The cooling system in particular had been operating at full capacity without redundancy capabilities.

The expanded facility comprises a total area of 55,600 SF. WTHR is owned by the Dispatch Broadcast Group of Columbus, Ohio. Austin has completed many projects for the Dispatch organization, including a satellite newspaper production and office facility for The Columbus Dispatch.

Project Stats: 
Square Footage: 55,600
Austin Services Provided: Design, Engineering, Construction
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN

Project Client: 

WTHR-TV 13

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