The Pennsylvania Convention Center recently underwent construction in order to expand the center. Well, there is good news for convention attendees and the people who run the convention center as the $768 million expansion has been completed three months ahead of schedule. In addition to that, the expansion was also completed within the budget by Tishman Construction Corporation (TCC). Officials cut the red opening ribbon to
the new facility over the weekend.
Tishman Construction Corporation, which is a part of AECOM Technology Corporation, is a Fortune 500 company that provides professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world and worked on the project as construction manager along with joint-venture partner Joseph Jingoli & Son out of New Jersey.
The expansion stretches nearly eight acres in the middle of Center City Philadelphia. According to Joseph Resta, Project Executive of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion Project, "The expansion became a textbook case of just-in-time scheduling and construction that made the frenetic pace of the project seem ordinary."
"The success of this huge public project can be attributed to seamless coordination among the Pennsylvania Department of General Services and by our joint-venture construction management team of Tishman/Jingoli," said Executive Vice President of Tishman Construction Corporation Edward Cettina.
This new expansion includes the construction of 935,000 square feet of new space that houses over 528,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space. The space also includes a new entrance atrium lobby as well as an extension of the Arch Street Concourse, 23 additional meeting rooms, three additional exhibition halls, offices, a 56,000-square-foot ballroom and a new central power plant along with associated utility and support spaces.
Source: CoStar Group - $768M Pennsylvania Convention Center Opens to Public