Moscone Center (mahs-KOH-nee) is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco, California. It comprises three main halls: Two underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, known as Moscone North and Moscone South, and a three-level Moscone West exhibition hall across 4th Street. It was initially built in 1981 by architects Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum as one single hall, Moscone South, and named after San Francisco former mayor George Moscone, who was assassinated in November 1978.
Although named after the slain former mayor, Moscone opposed the development of the area because he felt it would displace middle-class residents. The expansion of Moscone North and Moscone West in 1992 and 2003 added an additional to its original of exhibit space.
PowerLight Corporation installed a large solar electricity system on the roof of the center in March 2004. The installation of this system marked San Francisco's first major step towards obtaining all municipal energy from... Read More