Sunday, March 28, 2010

VIDEO: Belo Center for New Media breaks ground at UT

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.


  1. Ugh! My school had a two story, 5 classroom building!

  2. Mike, just to clarify, none of the current buildings are going away. The Belo center will be built on the parking lot north of the current CMA/CMB/CMC buildings. You can see the current live view and time lapse here: