The Star Trek Borg ship looking communications building at the University of Texas is going bye bye. In its place will be a new state of the art building named the Belo Center for New Media. Belo is the parent company of WFAA, KHOU, KENS and KVUE:
The five story, $50 million, 120,000 square foot building will have state of the art classrooms, production labs and a multimedia digital newsroom.
It will also become home to KUT, Austin's public radio station.
Just to give you some perspective -- here's why this is so important.
The current college of communications opened in 1974 with the idea to serve a thousand students.
Today, there are more than 4,200 students who attend class in that building.
The Belo Center for New Media is scheduled to open in June 2012.