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'America's new living room': Welcome to the new TODAY studio

Sep. 16, 2013 at 7:24 AM ET

TODAY -- "Unveiling Studio 1A" 09/12/13 -- Pictured: -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC)
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The TODAY family gets lots of elbow room in the bright new sofa area in the revamped Studio 1A.

Welcome to TODAY's new home!

Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker opened Monday's show for the first time in the renovated Studio 1A.

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Natalie, Savannah and Al open Monday's show at the new anchor desk.

A dedicated team of nearly 200 people, at the direction of lead set designer Jeremy Conway, have made the revamped Studio 1A come to life after tirelessly working to meet a 30-day deadline.

Video: TODAY’s Willie Geist, Al Roker and Natalie Morales take us on a tour of the newly renovated Studio 1A, revealing the innovative new tools they’ll use to provide the latest news and TODAY features.

From the updated anchor desk, which sits on a turntable that can spin 360 degrees, to roomier seating in the sofa area, 1A's first makeover in seven years is dazzling.

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The new sofa brings out the love: Al helps Savannah clean her teeth.

"I love it!" said Al Roker. "I think it's America's new living room."

Al is also a fan of the new LED touchscreens throughout the studio — which he got a chance to demo last week when he showed off his weather wall.

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Carson Daly gives a quick tour of the Orange Room on Monday.

The renovation gets even more exciting with the brand new addition of the Orange Room, a space where broadcast meets digital — bringing fans even closer to the action — hosted by new TODAY family member, Carson Daly.

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In the Orange Room, the anchors video chat with Albert Lorenzo, a TODAY fan from Chamblee, Ga., and get his take on the new studio.
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A friendly face: Ryan Seacrest stops by with a housewarming gift and some ginger, kale, lemon, romaine smoothies.

The anchors thanked the crew for their round-the-clock work the best way they know how: toasting them with mimosas on the plaza.


Video: After 30 days of mayhem and all-nighters, the TODAY crew is finally reaping their rewards after a successful first day in the new, redesigned Studio 1A.


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