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Old Posted Jul 19, 2007, 7:57 PM
Vicelord John Vicelord John is offline
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Originally Posted by DevdogAZ View Post
If the plate to plate height is about 14', that would put the top of what's built at about 42'. Add two more floors and that puts it at 70'. Then that top level could easily be 30' tall (I'm guessing that's where the production studios for KAET will be) and then add a mechanical penthouse on top of that (which probably isn't visible in the rendering) and you'll get to 110'.
you are correct



Six stories, 110-feet tall, 223,000 square feet

$71 million cost, part of $223 million bond issue approved by Phoenix voters

Ground floor retail facing Central Avenue, First Street and Taylor Street Mall

Shaded arcades under building’s perimeter to foster outdoor seating “café life”

Main entrance on Taylor Street Mall under a three-story high “front porch,” “an urban gesture toward Central Avenue, the civic space and Taylor Street Mall”

Exterior materials include glass, metal and masonry. “The composition is kinetic and dynamic – symbolic of journalism and the media’s role in our open society”

Satellite dishes on roof placed to be clearly visible to express the building’s communication function

Eight/KAET – Arizona PBS

All of floor 5 and parts of floors 4 and 6; 76,323 square feet

Digital video plant with 1.5 GB HDTV transmission reaching 1.3 million viewers

Two TV studios, including one that spans nearly 6,000 square feet, located on the 26-foot high top floor

State-of-the-art production and audio control rooms, editing suites and transmission center

Home to HORIZON, HORIZONTE, ASSET and KBAQ Production Studio

Terrace and conference rooms overlooking Taylor Street Mall

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

All of floors 2 and 3 and parts of floors 4 and 6; 102,592 square feet

Large two-story public forum with balconies for formal events and informal gatherings, the central element of the interior’s design
Spacious glass-enclosed student lounge/reading room off of forum

Five working newsrooms to house full immersion professional experiences for all forms of journalism and communications – TV, print, radio multimedia and PR

Two TV studios with adjoining state-of-the-art digital control rooms for daily newscasts and satellite feeds

Homes for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, the New Media Innovation Lab and a new center for new media entrepreneurship

Eight other digital computer labs for classes

A 150-seat theater-style auditorium, seven conference rooms and four other fully mediated classrooms

General University

Five classrooms (460 seats) on first floor; seven classrooms (210 seats) on fourth floor; 23,015 square feet

Source: Design-Build Team of Steven Ehrlich Architects of Culver City, Calif., HDR Architecture Inc. of Phoenix and SUNDT Construction Inc. of Tempe
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