Los Angeles Convention Center grows and reconfigures
Anschutz Entertainment Group and city officials have unveiled plans for an elevated downtown event hall. The roughly 20,000-square-foot facility is planned as part of an expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center, first built in 1971. Renderings presented before a city committee illustrated how the new building would connect the centerís existing South Hall with a proposed football stadium.
Also planned is a new free-standing building, which could be used as a ballroom, located directly southeast of the new hall.
The designs represent a dramatic re-fashioning of the city-owned Convention Center, which is currently divided largely into two buildings. Under the new plan, designed by international architecture firm Populous, the center is one contiguous space.