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NBC-UNIVERSAL SPORTS

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ADG was responsible for the structural alterations to convert the existing Clairol Shampoo factory into the new consolidated state-of-the-art broadcast facility for the Sports operation of NBC-Universal. Scope of work included creation of seven studios and a host of support areas. Six interior columns were removed using 90-foot long transfer girders on the roof in order to create large 90 ft X 75 ft column-free studios. A 100,000 sf mezzanine office space was added in the tall factory floor. Over 300 linear feet of structural masonry wall was replaced by a new glass curtain wall to allow light inside. Loss of lateral rigidity was provided by architecturally exposed cross-bracings behind the curtain wall. A 150-ft long, thin-profile entrance canopy was added the striking feature to the main entrance. The canopy appears to float like a wing above building and appears to be supported by a singular three-prong tree column. The project was selected as a top finalist in the SEAONY Awards.