by Kaylee Hultgren | November 25, 2009

Last week, project architects and construction managers presented to the Albany (N.Y.) Convention Center Authority an updated plan for the city's proposed 300,000-square-foot convention center. The revised design reduces construction costs from $240 million to $220 million. Features include 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 25,000-square-foot ballroom, a 10,000-square-foot junior ballroom and 22,000 square feet of meeting rooms. According to executive director Duncan Stewart, a groundbreaking date is subject to approval from the state government, but officials are hoping to begin construction in late 2010 and complete the project by 2012.