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PHILADELPHIA | Lowrise/General Developments Thread

Philadelphia | Lowrise/General Developments Thread
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2008, 5:25 PM
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Damn, that is one huge expansion!!

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Pennsylvania Convention Center - Expansion

(Image - Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau)


Location: 1101 Arch Street • Philadelphia, PA 19107
Usage: Convention, Tradeshow, and Exhibition Space
Current Size: 624,000 sq ft
Expansion Size: 376,000 sq ft
Completed Total: 1,000,000 sq ft
(Saleable Space)

Redevelopment Component: 20-story Liberty Title Tower
= Total Expansion Size: 878,455 sq ft.

Owner: Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Original Architects: Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback And Associates
Expansion Architects: Vitetta Group & Kelly/Maiello
Construction Management: Tishman Construction
Estimated Cost: $700 million
Completion: 2011

The Expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center will have:
  • 1 million sq. ft. of saleable space.
  • The largest contiguous exhibit space in the Northeast (541,000 sq. ft.).
  • The largest convention center ballroom on the East Coast (60,000 sq. ft.).
  • The ability to host large tradeshows or two major conventions simultaneously.

The expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will result in:
  • More than 280,000 additional room nights and more than $140 million in economic impact annually.
  • 2,000 hospitality-related jobs equaling more than $150 million in economic impact.

(images Kelly/Maiello Architects & Planners)

(Image - Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau)


The following picture of the Convention Center's western wall (along 13th St) being removed was originally posted by Muji over on Philly VII
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