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Design unveiled for Las Vegas Convention Center project

The design has been unveiled for the second phase of expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center District.

Architects presented the design to the board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The drawings show the scheme devised by Tvsdesign and Design Las Vegas, which had been chosen late last year to provide design services for the expansion project.

The LVCCD’s Phase Two is a US$860m expansion project that will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. The expansion is slated for completion in time for CES in 2021.

“This is one of the most important days in the history of the LVCVA,” said LVCVA chief executive officer Rossi Ralenkotter. “These drawings show a modern, innovative design that is as iconic as our vibrant city. Southern Nevada’s economy is driven by tourism and this expansion will propel our convention center forward to enable us to maintain our status as the number one trade show destination in North America.”

Last month, Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc (GES) began drilling for all footing locations. GES is doing subsurface explorations to determine soil properties and assist with engineering recommendations.

“Our biggest goal was to give Las Vegas a convention center that will be iconic, with a design that nods to all of the very unique architecture in the city’s history, while also providing contemporary, cohesive design aesthetic across the entire property,” said Tvsdesign principal Rob Svedberg. “Being iconic in Las Vegas is different than being iconic in other places, and we really want this building to be unique in the marketplace and provide something no other convention center can, while also having a strong identity, so that when someone sees it, they immediately know that it’s the Las Vegas Convention Center.”

Phase Three will be the complete renovation of the existing 3.2 million-square-foot facility, with a projected completion date of 2023.

Each year, Las Vegas hosts approximately 22,000 meetings, conventions and trade shows, which directly support an estimated 54,800 jobs paying US$2.3bn in wages and salaries.

The LVCC District Expansion (Phase Two) and Renovation (Phase Three) are expected to support nearly 14,000 construction jobs and nearly 7,800 full-time permanent jobs upon completion.


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This article was published on 12 Apr 2018 (last updated on 12 Apr 2018).

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