Greater Columbus Convention Center - Peter Eisenman - Columbus, Ohio
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N 39° 58.416 W 083° 00.159
17S E 328982 N 4426747
Quick Description: The Greater Columbus Convention Center is considered one of the best convention centers in the U.S. One of Peter Eisenman's designs.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2008 7:28:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM4FBE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
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 locally, 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 curving sections, 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.

Architect: Peter Eisenman

Building name: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Year built: 1993

Building's primary use: Culture/Entertainment

City: Columbus

Country: USA

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