The largest daily paper in Savannah, the Savannah Morning News uses the impressive 265,000 SF newspaper press, distribution facility, office building to deliver late-breaking news.
The distribution facility includes two presses and an ink tank farm with extensive process piping. A three-stage completion is required to accommodate the press installation. Six hundred twenty four piles are required due to soil conditions. Unique features such as blast panels are used throughout the facility and designed to withstand significant over-pressure and ensure minimum damage should an explosion occur.
The three-story Class A corporate facility’s design began before the completion of the production facility, using the same architectural components of brick and cast stone insulated tilt wall.
A unique feature of this building is a central rotunda with a 36’ diameter CFRC dome custom light fixture that simulates a skylight in the apex. Other distinctive features are the use of Arcufoam for columns, balustrades, watertable and fascia.