San Jose Convention Center Project Prepares for First Structural Steel

Photo Oppoprtunities for Media


What: Media photo opportunities regarding San Jose Convention Center expansion project milestones:

•Thursday, June 28 – crane boom installation (photo opportunity)

•Monday, July 2 – witness first steel arriving on site(photo opportunity with project officials on site)

Where: SAN JOSE CONVENTION CENTER, 150 West San Carlos Street San Jose, CA 95110
(San Carlos Street between Market Street and Almaden Blvd. Entrance facing San Carlos Street).

As this is a construction site, please wear long pants, close toed and hard soled shoes (no high heels) and shirts with sleeves.

Parking available at the convention center garage or at the vehicle drop off on San Carlos Street

When: Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m. and Monday, July 2 at 10 a.m.

Who: Join City of San Jose and Hunt Construction Officials on July 2, 2012 to witness the first steel arriving on the project site.

Background: Project milestones representing the next phase of the $120 million Convention Center expansion and renovation project begins Thursday, June 28 with the installation of the crane on site and first structural steel arriving Monday, July 2. A 275 ton crawler crane will erect over 1951 tons of steel on the expansion site. The Convention Center expansion and renovation project is currently underway and slated for completion in Fall 2013. The expansion will add an additional 125,000 square feet of flexible ballroom and meeting room space, increasing San Jose’s Convention Center space to 550,000 square feet of usable space.

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