The Modernization of the WPIX Building
Gus Delaporte July 18, 2013, 9 a.m.
Founded in 1948, WPIX is the New York flagship of the CW Network, the former television station of the Daily News and the broadcast home of the New York Mets. Owned by the Tribune Company, WPIX has occupied the same space at 220 East 42nd Street since its founding 65 years ago.
Seriously in need of renovation, floors one and 10 of the building have been repositioned ahead of potential upgrades to the station’s newsroom on the second floor. “Part of the Tribune’s concept is not only to make it more valuable for their clients, but as well to make it a special place for their employees, to want to retain and bring in new employees,” said Mike Mazeika, architect and director of the media and entertainment division at Luckett and Farley.
Mr. Mazeika and Chris Zerafa, vice president of technology at WPIX, spoke with The Commercial Observer about the recently completed repositioning of its state-of-the art, 32,000-squarefoot 10th floor.