WNBC studios under renovation

The seventh floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza has been transformed from WNBC-TV’s newsroom to a construction site. It’s not clear what the new area will look like, but the area is being turned into an “Information Center” that will support WNBC-TV over-the-air news production as well as the channel’s new local 24-hour cable news channel that is expected to launch by the end of theyear.

30 Rock has been seeing its share of construction lately. The third floor side of the building, including Studios 3A and 3C, was renovated earlier this year to make room for the new combined NBC News and MSNBC newsroom that occurred in conjunction with MSNBC’s move to New York City from its original New Jersey headquarters.

It will be interesting to see if WNBC-TV’s new look as the network’s O&O will take the modern, European style design that has been seen in the NBC newsroom, “Nightly News” set and the “Today” windowed studio downstairs.