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Oregon Convention Center

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Identification

Oregon Convention Center
148390

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
postmodernism

Usages

exhibition

Facts

  • $116 million expansion complete April, 2003.
  • The Ballroom is 25,000 square feet and can be divided into four sections.
  • Largest convention center in Northwest, 2003.
  • Hanging from the northern spire is the world's largest bronze Foucault pendulum; it weighs 900 pounds and is 36 inches in diameter.
  • Oregon Convention Center offers 255,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 50 meeting rooms, and two ballrooms.
  • Rainwater Garden located on NE 1st Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard cost was US $450,000 and installed in Spring 2003.
  • The new roof is covered with a white thermoplastic polyolefin membrane.
  • The Convention Center hosts about 600,000 visitors and 500 events each year.
  • Expansion will add 407,000 square feet of floor space.
  • Hanging from the eastern spire is a 40-foot long red Dragon Boat, which was custom-built in Taiwan; It celebrates the dragon boat races during Rose Festival.
  • Landmark twin glass towers are tinted green.
  • In 1990, OCC opened a diverse collection of public artworks; with the 2003 expansion, the public art has approximately doubled.
  • The facility encompasses an equivalent of about 14-16 city blocks.

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Location

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
97232
Lloyd
Lloyd
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

208.00 ft
208.00 ft
4
2
1990
2003
4
6
800
$201,000,000

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