Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles Convention Center

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Los Angeles Convention Center

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The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is a convention center in the southwest portion of downtown Los Angeles. The LACC hosts annual events such as the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show and Anime Expo, and is best known to video games fans as host to E3. Its newest major events are the Primetime Emmy Awards, Microsoft WPC, Abilities Expo, and frequent TV show and movie filmings. On September 15, 2008, the Los Angeles Convention Center achieved a historical mark by becoming the first U.S. convention center and first Los Angeles City building of its age and size in the U.S. to be awarded the highly sought after certification in Leadership of Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

History

The Convention Center, designed by architect Charles Luckman, opened in 1971 and expanded in 1993 and 1997. It was originally built as a rectangle building, between Pico Boulevard and 11th Street (now Chick Hearn Ct.) on Figueroa Street. The northeast portion of the Center was demolished in 1997 to make way for the Staples Center. The Convention Center Annex of green glass and white steel frames, mainly on the south side of Pico, was designed by architect James Ingo Freed.Angels Walk LA - Figueroa, Self-guided Historic Trails, Angeles Walk LA, 2006

The area in front of the Convention Center is known as the Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, named for the late councilman who represented the Downtown...
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