Minneapolis Convention Center unveils a $2.9 million redesign of main plaza

Published on : Friday, October 1, 2021

Minneapolis Convention Center

The Minneapolis Convention Center recently unveiled a $2.9 million redesign of its main plaza. In an official statement the center officials described it as a “more sustainable public green space.” At a construction cost of $2.9 million, the redesign features a new irrigation method that uses the center’s stormwater capture system.

The project also includes an urban meadow planted with native tree and plant species to create downtown’s “largest pollinator refuge.” Designed by Damon Farber Landscape Architects for environmental sustainability, the 2.5-acre the convention center plaza is built on top of an underground parking ramp and includes a lawn area for events with updated lighting and seating options.

Officials said the redesign resulted in a better event space with increased electrical distribution and improved flat space for catering, production, and socialization. Construction began in late 2019, with much of it taking place during the latter half of 2020. The plaza’s renovation was “essentially completed” earlier this spring.

The redesigned public space has already been open to the public for months. Over the summer, the convention center held “Summer Fitness” sessions, free outdoors fitness classes led by local fitness businesses through July and August. The ribbon cutting ceremony had Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman and Meet Minneapolis president and CEO Melvin Tennant in attendance. The city of Minneapolis owns The Minneapolis Convention Center

Related Posts

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 ITB Asia 2022
  • 06 AviationFestival 2022
  • 14 Hotel & Hospitality Show 2022
  • 14 Leisure show 2022
  • 15 ameistanbul 2022

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. MCE North & West Europe

      May 22 - May 24
    2. CTW CHINA 2022

      May 24 - May 26
    3. THE HOTEL SHOW DUBAI 2022

      May 24 - May 26
    4. IMEX 2022

      May 31 - June 2
    5. KARIBU FAIR 2022

      June 3 - June 5