Jersey City, New Jersey
The New York Daily News is one of the most widely circulated daily newspapers in the country. When they made the decision to produce their papers in full color, they required new printing presses and a state-of-the-art facility to house them.
We worked closely with client stakeholders as well as the printing press manufacturer to understand their needs for the facility, which had specific structural system demands given its location on reclaimed land and the weight of the new press equipment it had to support. It was also critical that construction of the press hall, connected to the paper’s existing production facility in Jersey City, didn’t interfere with current operations.
The 126,000-square-foot building houses three KBA four-color Commander Presses on a 300-foot-long concrete table top supported by a fully automated vertical roll handling and storage system. Additional spaces include an ink farm along with control, data, equipment, mechanical, and employee locker rooms. A retractable tunnel, which is employed nightly for paper distribution, connects a storage area to the existing production facility.
Our design thoughtfully applies sustainable elements, such as daylighting, solar control, and energy recovery. A highlight is the east glass façade, which brings natural light into the press hall while providing a dramatic view of the Statue of Liberty.
Our structural design uses wood and steel piling systems to support the press equipment as well as the structurally supported slab.
The result of a strong collaborative effort with the client, our team delivered a sustainable, structurally sound facility that enables the New York Daily News to continue their industry-leading circulation.