I was just reading about the newest renovations being completed last weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre. No that is the correct spelling according to my partners in the North. I was going through some of the awesome shots that they have on the image gallery of their web site and it makes me wonder about the upcoming Olympics in 2010. They seem to have the area covered:
With our expansion complete, we’ve tripled our size to cover 1.1 million square feet (or four city blocks) for a combined total of 473,523 square feet of pre-function, meeting, exhibition, and ballroom space. The Vancouver Convention Centre now offers the ability to hold multiple simultaneous events, each with their own separate access and function spaces.
Built over land and water, with floor-to-ceiling glass throughout that treats guests to phenomenal harbour and mountain views, our new West Building is a masterpiece of design, inspiration and sustainability. Our commitment to green technology can be found in every corner: the “living roof,” seawater heating and cooling, on-site water treatment and even fish habitat built into the foundation.
I have heard many cities are left in debt and with more problems after hosting the Olympics. If nothing else it appears that they will have a cool facility when all is said and done.