So what you're saying is the trophy to show off is being shown off as a trophy and the news channel is now coming from a studio designed to be a news studio?
Whilst the glass box is better now than it was at the start, the fact that content is shifted from it several times now in favour of a chance for Sky to show off, emphasizes it is a trophy first and studio second.
I do think it is unfair to categorise the glass box as a "trophy first and studio second". From what I can see, Sky are comitted to the glass box and it is understandable that events crop up every now and then which mean that they have to use a different studio. It is also very rare that they do have to switch so I'm not sure this fully supports the argument that they view it as "a trophy."
Finally, if you've got a new buidling you are going to want to "show it off", I'm sure there are cases of other stations doing the same along with businesses in other industries.
Exactly, and I speak as someone working in NBH the day the Beeb went wall-to-wall with its coverage of the Queen's visit to the building. Should it have been covered live? Yes, absolutely - and there was no getting round the bit where she was behind the presenters, but did we need to see every single frame? No.
I sometimes speak ABOUT my employer, although not FOR them.