WABC New York City Studio
Ryan Soames Engineering provided full MEP-FP engineering to support the WABC New York City Studio facility at 800 Third Avenue in New York, NY.
The scope included relocating the existing WABC-AM broadcast studios from 2 Penn Plaza into a new 12,500 square foot facility.
The facility was built in two phases. Phase One consisted of building out an initial 2,500 square foot suite to house broadcasting services to relocate WABC from 2 Penn Plaza. Phase One included a minimal broadcast studio facility in the 2,500 square foot suite, with two soundproof on-air studios sharing a single control room, together with the minimum necessary infrastructure for broadcast origination. Phase Two expanded the studio into 10,000 square feet of adjoining space on the second floor to house the remainder of the studio needs and the sales/administrative offices.
The existing transmitter in Lodi, New Jersey continues to broadcast the program stream via new broadband services now available at 800 Third Avenue. The new broadcast and media production facility includes but is not limited to the office functions for administrative and business, marketing and promotion, programming as well as the technical spaces for on-air and production studios, the technical operations center, and storage/support spaces, as well as necessary infrastructure.