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from Lake Shore Drive as entering Near South Side 2007-01-10
from Lake Shore Drive as entering Near South Side 2007-01-10
View from Lake Shore Drive 18th Street Entrance ramp 2007-01-10
View from Lake Shore Drive 18th Street Entrance ramp 2007-01-10
View from Indiana and Cermak (22nd St) 2007-01-10
View from Indiana and Cermak (22nd St) 2007-01-10
McCormick Place
2007-01-10

McCormick Place is a convention center made up of four interconnected buildings sited on or near the shore of Lake Michigan, about 4km south of downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA. The largest exposition complex in the USA, and the third largest in the world, McCormick Place hosts numerous trade shows, including the Chicago Auto Show, held every February. The double-decker Lake Shore Drive Bridge across the Chicago River; Wacker Drive is visible in the background Lake Shore Drive at the Chicago River in 1941 Looking northeast across Lakeshore East at the triple-decker Wacker Drive. ... The double-decker Lake Shore Drive Bridge across the Chicago River; Wacker Drive is visible in the background Lake Shore Drive at the Chicago River in 1941 Looking northeast across Lakeshore East at the triple-decker Wacker Drive. ... Exhibition Hall of the Makaryev Fair. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Jeep testdrive hill at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show The Chicago Auto Show is held annually in February at Chicagos McCormick Place convention complex. ...


History

As early as 1927, Robert R. McCormick and the newspaper he controlled, the Chicago Tribune, championed a purpose-built lakeside convention center for Chicago. In 1958, ground was broken for a $35 million facility that opened in November 1960, and was named after McCormick, who had died in 1955. The architect was Edward Durrell Stone. This building included the Arie Crown Theatre, seating nearly 5,000 people and the second largest theater (by seating capacity) in Chicago. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... Exhibition Hall of the Makaryev Fair. ... Edward Durrell Stone (1902 Fayetteville Arkansas - 1978 New York City), American modernist twentieth century American architect. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


The 1960 exposition hall was destroyed in a spectacular 1967 fire, despite being thought fireproof by virtue of its steel and concrete construction. At the time of the fire, the building contained highly flammable exhibits, several hydrants were shut off, and the sprinklers proved inadequate. Thus the fire spread quickly and destructively, taking the life of a security guard. A subsequent investigation found major flaws in the design and construction of the building, and led to a much better understanding of how modern steel and concrete structures can be vulnerable to fire.


Although many wanted to rebuild the hall on a different site, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley elected to use the same site. On January 3, 1971, the much larger replacement building, later called the East Building and now called the Lakeside Center, opened with a 300,000 ft² (28,000 m²) main exihibition hall. The dark steel and glass look of the Lakeside Center was in marked contrast to the white look of the original structure. The architect was Gene Summers of C. F. Murphy and Associates. The Arie Crown Theatre, undamaged by the1967 fire, was incorporated into the interior of the new building. Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was the longest-serving mayor of Chicago. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ...


Additions

The North Building, located across Lake Shore Drive and completed in 1986, is connected to the East Building by an enclosed pedestrian bridge. In contrast to the dark, flat profile of the East Building, the North Building is white (as the original building was), with twelve concrete pylons on the roof which support the roof using 72 cables. The HVAC system for the building is incorporated into the pylons, which give the building the appearance of a rigged sailing ship. The double-decker Lake Shore Drive Bridge across the Chicago River; Wacker Drive is visible in the background Lake Shore Drive at the Chicago River in 1941 Looking northeast across Lakeshore East at the triple-decker Wacker Drive. ... HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grilles Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC...


The South Building, dedicated in 1997, contains more than one million square feet (93,000 m²) of exhibition space. it more than doubled the space in the complex and made McCormick Place the largest convention center in the nation, surpassing the Javits Center in New York City. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


On August 2, 2007, McCormick Place officials opened yet another addition to the complex, the West Building, costing $882 million and completed 8 months ahead of schedule. The publicly-financed West Building contains 470,000 square feet (44,000 m²) of exhibit space, bringing McCormick Place's total existing exhibition space to 2,670,000 square feet (248,000 m²). The West Building also has 250,000 square feet (23,000 m²) of meeting space, including 61 meeting rooms, as well as a 100,000 square feet (9,300 m²) ballroom, the size of a football field and one of the largest ballrooms in the world. is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated puprose of which is holding dances (balls). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


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McCormick Place ® (492 words)
McCormick Place continues to deliver added value to customers with a host of technological offerings for its tech-savvy attendees, exhibitors and show management.
Although McCormick Place is the country’s preeminent convention and trade show facility, it continues to provide improvements for its customers including the busway between the convention center and downtown.
The entire McCormick Place complex is linked by two enclosed pedestrian promenades (Grand Concourse connecting South, North, and Lakeside; and the Central Concourse connecting South and West) containing retail shops and other visitor amenities.
McCormick Place - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
McCormick Place is an enormous exposition complex located in Chicago, Illinois.
The original building was erected in 1960 and was named for the late newspaper magnate Robert R. McCormick, who had championed the project although he did not live to see its realization.
The McCormick Place Roof Collapse, The Most-Cited Example of a Fire-Induced Collapse of a Steel Structure.
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