More than a century ago, Omaha’s historic Burlington Station was a busy transportation hub directing people and goods across the country. Today this building is undergoing a transformation, and will eventually be home to KETV, Omaha’s top-rated television station.
KETV purchased this 48,000-square-foot, two-story facility to house its growing broadcast operations. To transform it into a 21st-century multi-media outlet, KETV chose the international architecture/engineering firm LEO A DALY. The firm, which opened for business in 1915, will provide architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, and interior and lighting design services. Other project members include Broadcast Building Company as the contractor, DFW Consulting Group, Inc. as the MEP consultant and Vireo as the landscape architect.
“The strength of KETV comes from the people of Omaha and the stories they share to make us a stronger community,” said Ariel Roblin, president and general manager of KETV, in a written statement. “This project is as much about the people and history of Omaha as it is the future home of KETV. Balancing these objectives throughout the project is challenging, but an important part of our process. We’re excited to partner with LEO A DALY to bring the Burlington back to life.”