The new Advocate headquarters on Rieger Road in Baton Rouge was lit up last night in shades of blue, white and red in solidarity with France over the Paris attacks.
The new headquarters will house the paper’s business operations and the Baton Rouge-based news staff. It sits next to the paper’s printing plant along Interstate 10. While some departments have moved into the new building, the public should continue to use the current headquarters at 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd. until Dec. 7.
The new headquarters eventually will house 250 employees. The LED lighting scheme and electronic billboard will vary in color during the evening, and feature special holiday and sports themes.