WFYI's new headquarters

September 20, 2007
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WFYI HeadquartersWFYI plans to break ground this morning on an expansion of its new headquarters building. The public broadcaster is moving into the former Vectren Building at 1630 N. Meridian St. WFYI will add a 5,500-square-foot addition housing its digital TV studios (shown here). The project was designed by Ratio Architects and will be built by Shiel Sexton. Mansur Real Estate Services assisted with the purchase of the 94,000-square-foot building. WFYI plans to occupy the first and second floors and lease the third and fourth. What do you think?
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  • I'm trying to picture what's currently there and what's the expansion. The expansion is just the incredibly boring part on the right side, correct?
  • i think you are correct. another classic ratio project...
  • Here's a MUCH better rendering from Ratio's website!
    http://www.ratioarchitects.com/Uploads/Boards/fullSize_144.jpg
  • much better rendering, and it looks like they brought it up to the street...thanks for sending it over, erich!
  • Thanks Erich!
  • You're quite welcome. I thought it was a bit more flattering than the one posted originally! But yes... Thank YOU Mr.Schouten for doing such an awesome job on this blog! I really enjoy reading this each & every day...
  • That rendering may be labeled WFYI renovation and addition but I don't think it's the same one we're looking at here. The one on Ratio's webpage looks like a plan they may have had to renovate the old WFYI building at 14th and Meridian. This is their new home just north of 16th and Meridian.
  • This addition just adds to the hodge podge look of this structure.

    It clearly doesn't continue the facade or design on the street level.
  • Subtlety in action. Think about what your HDTV screen looks like.

    Okay, so it's not a twisted tower. But that doesn't make it bad architecture.
  • Do any of you regular perusers agree that a little talked about, yet vital, key to the downtown area's overall health and development includes rezoning and development from Alabama to Rural Sts? Included with that, the long talked about, formerly promised demolition of the I-65 south aerial ramp with its replacement at Washington Street? Your feedback.

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