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2003 February

Discovery Communications Opens New World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland

While Discovery Channel (and Discovery Communications) began with a handful of employees in a Lanham, Maryland office building, by 2003 the company was approaching one billion subscribers globally.

With headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland at the time, February 2003 marked a new chapter as One Discovery Place, the company's world headquarters, opened in Silver Spring, Maryland. Since then, it has welcomed countless employees and their families, talent, dignitaries and, at times, a giant inflatable shark, Chompie.