Wolf Blitzer Cuts Ribbon On New CNN DC Studio

By Alex Weprin 

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CNN will unveil its new Washington DC studio during “The Situation Room” today. Wolf Blitzer cut the ribbon on the new set earlier this afternoon, and apparently debuted some new glasses in the process. CNN staffers took to social media to share pictures of the space.

There is also a cool 360 degree shot here, and more pictures here and here.

Update: Lots of details about the new studio, after the jump.

Some details about the new CNN studio: There 109 monitors, including three video walls and two “Magic Walls.” There is a glass divider, allowing for two simultaneous programs to be live at once, or they can be retracted, allowing for one large, open space for events like election night. The project took 504 days from start to finish, and required 17,000 pounds of structural steel. Lighting in the studio allows the designers to virtually “paint” the studio any color producers wish, to set the mood.