McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k
N 41° 51.102 W 087° 37.314
16T E 448376 N 4633497
Quick Description: I came to the McCormick Place facility for the 2011 Annual Drug Information Association Convention. The convention was mainly located in the west building.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 9:53:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMBW7W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The convention that I attended was held in the West building, one of four in the complex. Others are the North and South Buildings, and Lakeside Center. Taken together, the 2.6 million square foot McCormick Center is the largest of its kind in the United States.

The McCormick Place statistics are quite impressive. It sports:
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls. 1.2 million of it on one level
  • 173 meeting rooms
  • 600,000 square feet of meeting room space
  • 4 ballrooms, 2 of which are the largest in the city
  • Assembly seating for 18,000 people
  • 4,249 seat theater (Arie Crown)
  • 3 theaters seating 300 each
  • Ceiling heights up to 50 feet
  • 5,000 parking spaces

The nearby Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is the only hotel connected to McCormick Place. The facility easily answers the hotel needs of event organizers by offering more than 800 sleeping rooms as well as banquet space and a Conference Center.
Size (optional): 2.6 Million Square Feet

Ownership: Government owned

Address (optional):
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL USA

Convention Center website: [Web Link]

Annual Events (optional): Not listed

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