Tuesday Talk rounds up the latest Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) news you might have missed and also points forward to upcoming events on our campus.
Celebrating a milestone in the construction of the Georgia World Congress Center’s (GWCC) $55 million expansion exhibit hall, various stakeholders in the project gathered last Thursday (April 18) for a topping off ceremony.
Construction crews, steelworkers, contractors, builders, project managers, and some state officials were treated to a catered barbecue lunch inside the convention center, then headed outside to the construction site to sign a steel beam with Sharpies. The beam – representing the final piece of support for the new building’s backbone – was then hoisted into place and bolted in by two workers high atop the structure.
Topping off, or topping out, is a construction tradition that signifies that progress on a particular project is being made. A part of that tradition usually includes a
The GWCC expansion project – which will connect exhibit halls in Buildings B and C – is a little bit past its half-way point.
When completed, the approximately 100,000-square-foot expansion will connect with exhibit halls in Buildings B and C, giving GWCC customers the ability to create one massive exhibit hall with roughly 1 million square feet of adjoining exhibit space, by rolling back the individual halls’ airwall divisions.
Here are some fun facts about the project so far shared by the construction team:
For more information, check out the GWCCA’s campus development page here.
THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS
Here’s a sampling of some of the events happening this week and weekend at the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world: