Greater Columbus Convention Center - Columbus, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mr. 0
N 39° 58.416 W 083° 00.159
17S E 328982 N 4426747
Quick Description: The Greater Columbus Convention Center, is located in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2008 6:44:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM4FAT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 86

Long Description:
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is situated primarily along High St. in downtown Columbus, Ohio. It is owned and operated by SMG Property Management based in Philadelphia, PA.

The convention center was opened in 1993, and was designed by Peter Eisenman. Soon after its opening it was heralded by the convention industry as one of the best centers in the U.S. Because of the overwhelming response, they were forced to expand in 1999

The building itself is considered by some to be ugly. Eisenman's original design couldn't be executed exactly as planned due to budget restrictions. The front of the building shows various sections of different dimensions, and various pastel colors, appearing like a row of separate buildings. The top, as viewed in an aerial photo, shows wavy lines extending from the front to the back. This was done to resemble railroad trains. The building sits on and near land that was once the Columbus Grand Central Station. This design was used to hint back to the history of the area.

Many events are held here throughout the year, including the Columbus Auto Show, and the Origins Game Fair.

Size (optional): 1,700,000 square feet

Ownership: Private

Annual Events (optional):
Columbus Auto Show Origins Game Fair

Address (optional):
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH USA

Convention Center website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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