The end of an era has finally come. That’s the best way to sum up the reality that Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios is officially a distant memory. After 30 years of monumental moments and the foundation for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the iconic building is no more.
If you recall back in December of 2014, Winfrey announced that she had decided to enter into negotiations to officially sell Harpo Studios. The following March, in 2015, the building permanently closed down for business. Now over a year later, the building that housed so many memories for fans and staff began its demolition process yesterday.
Essence magazine offered up a few more details about the demolition process, stating:
According to the ‘Chicago Tribune’, the lease for the famed building that housed the taping of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ since 1990 ended in April of this year. Oprah shared candid photos of the footage in a nod of the building’s final farewell yesterday as its demolition went into full swing.
To many, Harpo Studios holds a host of memories, but with all of her entrepreneurial efforts and constant new programming from the OWN network, it’s safe to say that Oprah Winfrey will have another legendary building in no time. We will miss Harpo Studios and look forward to all of the amazing things that Oprah does next!