San Francisco's Moscone Center Breaks Ground on Expansion

Moscone Center in San Francisco broke ground on a $50 million expansion project this morning. When completed in 2018, the facility’s North and South buildings will offer more than 500,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, almost double the amount currently offered in its largest hall. In addition, there will be three ballrooms, including a new 50,000-square-foot, column-free space; more than 80 meeting rooms; 108,000 square feet of pre-function lobbies, and more than 20,000 square feet of outdoor terraces. The complex will seek the highest LEED certification possible, hoping to document less carbon emissions per delegate than any major convention center in North America and sporting the largest rooftop photovoltaic array of solar panels in San Francisco.