ABC7 Chicago State Street
Renovation/façade enhancement respects historic building, connects station with viewing public
ABC7/WLS-TV wanted to convert retail shops into an extension of its adjacent studio.
A 5,000-square-foot renovation creates the first studio of its kind in Chicago. The project increases the station’s visibility and image, while preserving the detail of the 1920s-era building.
- Large glass system encloses studio and displays original terra cotta columns
- Glass wall curves into the sidewalk and invites pedestrians to explore activity inside
- Sculpture with LED modules displays video images of station programming