Skip to comments.NPR Shows Off New Facility
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT by RightGeek
NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and theyre excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from CEO Gary Knell, who outlined some impressive features of the space.
The goal in the new building was to have plenty of open space to promote collaboration, something that was difficult in the smaller, closed-office building NPR used to operate out of. The newsroom is a good example of this. Spreading 100,000 square feet over two floors, the entire room is open, with the second floor operating more like a balcony around the lower level.
The almost 800-person staff is extremely diverse, and they all are really glad the be in the new building.
The tour continued through the wellness center, which is capable of simple medical procedures, the fitness center, which is staffed by a trainer, and the cafe, which utilizes the same catering company as Google.
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I thought they were laying people off!
60 million people on food stamps but we can waste a fortune to build a Taj Mahal to house NPR.
They are. Higher paid talkers and show, ie Talk of the Nation.
Some pigs are more equal than others.
National Panhandler Radio is living in a palace, with its own chefs? On our dollar? Defund that POS org!
800 employees, 500 square feet each? Do they need homing devices to find each other?
Tell me again how much of our money nobama gives to these liberal pukes each year?
Q: "Really? Are they politically diverse?"
A: "Oh, no, not that extreme!!!"
Perhaps 2% heterosexual
Can you say “Agenda”?
NPR has its bases covered.
Well, we have to have sumptuous digs for the Lefty icons, so Gwen Ifell, Bill Moyers, et al can lecture their tiny audience about the mean conservatives who make The Poor suffer in this country.
Making good money pimping Big Bird out, I guess.
Not enough though.
Clearly they aren’t afraid of being defunded anytime soon.
I guess the sequester is really taking a bite out of NPR’s ass.
I’ll lay odds that somewhere in the wellness center is a massage table, and somewhere on the payroll is a massage therapist.
These guys think they can exist as a government entity and command the same perks as a for-profit internet giant?
The pricetag? $201 million.
NPR has moved to a new $201 million headquarters with all digital equipment in Washington, leaving its analog radio gear behind. The public radio network began broadcasting 4/13 from its new home nine blocks north of the Capitol. NPR is consolidating its staff in one building after being spread across several sites for years. Its flagship shows All Things Considered and Morning Edition will migrate to the new facility over the next week.
Ugly building. Why couldn’t they just lease one of the millions of similar ugly buildings all across the country?