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2019 Convention Center Sector Giants Report: Events Facilities Serve As Urban Ambassadors

Photo © Cesar Rubio

Source: Building Design + Construction

Renovations and additions currently outpace new construction. The increasing size and scale of convention centers reflect their importance as economic engines for their communities. Even before its expansion, Moscone Center generated 20% of San Francisco’s 16.9 million annual visitors . . .

“These buildings are real drivers of local and regional economies,” says SOM’s [Mark] Schwettmann. “And they have the possibility for being countercyclical.” 

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