On Friday, the aggressive teardown of the David Letterman set at the Ed Sullivan Theater continued. In the morning, Paul Shaffer’s Late Show Band’s set was been sliced into pieces using a jigsaw so it could fit in the dumpster. Meanwhile, crews started bringing in building supplies to begin work on Stephen Colbert’s set.
By late afternoon, the studio was empty. You couldn’t even tell the Letterman show once filmed there. Employees were still packing up their keepsakes. Very sad.