A slideshow of pictures from the first broadcast at NPR’s new headquarters

By Ben Mook

A view of NPR's new headquarters on Nort Capitol Street, with the U.S. Capitol building in the foreground. Photo: Ben MookA profile view of NPR's new $201M headquarters building at 1111 N. Capitol St. in Washington. The design incorporated a 1927-era telephone warehouse that was housed there. Photo: Ben MookMadhulika Sikka, executive editor for NPR News, and Susan Stamberg wish Scott Simon luck before his first broadcast from NPR’s new HQ on Saturday, April 13. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRMadhulika Sikka and "Weekend Edition" supervising senior producer Bridget Kelley confer before the show begins at 8am. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRScott Simon readies for the first broadcast from NPR’s new HQ in Studio 31. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRNPR’s new studio: The POV from the host’s chair. The red one-line telephone used by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne, Scott Simon’s reading stand from Chicago, RPG diffusor panels, some of the clocks, and coffee mug are familiar surroundings transferred f
Charlie Mayer, Director of Operations, NPR Technology and the program rundown NPR’s tech team designed to work in NPR’s new all-digital world headquarters. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRA colorful video program rundown called NewsFlex, developed over 5 years by NPR Technology, manages every aspect of radio production, from idea to archive. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRMaster Control engineers communicate with Scott Simon before his live segment at 8am on April 13. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRNed Wharton in Studio 31. Ned directed "Weekend Edition" on both Saturday and Sunday. Photo: Stephen Voss for NPRBroadcast recording technicians Stacey Abbott and Greg Gavin work in MOPS (master control, operations, and production support) as the first broadcast from NPR’s new headquarters goes on the air. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRScott Simon takes a quick break between segments. The functional and beautiful wall of wooden boxes behind Scott are RPG diffusor panels circa 1994, brought over from the old studios at 635 Mass. Ave NW. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPR
Scott Simon smiles following a successful first live broadcast segment from NPR’s new all-digital HQ on April 13. Photo: Stephen Voss / for NPRWeekend Edition Saturday staffers wrap up the inaugural broadcast of the show from NPR's new headquarters on North Capitol Street. Photo: Ben Mook

Current was on hand April 13 when Weekend Edition Saturday launched the first broadcast from NPR’s new $201 million headquarters on North Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. Click here to view as a slideshow.

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