Newhouse Communications Center II Special Collections Research Center

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Newhouse II, SU Photo & Imaging Photos RS 8813

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Construction Began: Summer 1971

Dedicated: May 31, 1974

Dedication Speaker: William S. Paley, Chairman of the Board, CBS Inc.

Pre-Dedication Dinner Speaker: David Brinkley, newscaster and author

Named For: Samuel I. Newhouse

Cost: Approximately $7.5 million

Funding: Samuel I. Newhouse donated $15 million for construction of 3-building communications center

Architects: Skidmore, Owens and Merrill

Space: 72,000 square feet

Location: 215 University Place

Renovated: 2007 as part of building fund for Newhouse III

Renovated: 2014 with addition of Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center

Renovation Cost: $18 million

Notes: Newhouse II is devoted to broadcast and film, including television and radio. The first two floors of the structure are devoted to television. There are two television studios, a scene shop and storage areas. On the third floor are faculty offices, a 100 seat theater and a broadcast news laboratory.

A major renovation of Newhouse II culminated in 2014 with the dedication of the Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center which features the Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation. Speakers at the dedication on September 29, 2014 included Oprah Winfrey and Kari Clark, widow of Dick Clark '51.