David L Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh

David L Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a 1,500,000-square-foot (140,000 m2) convention, conference and exhibition building in downtown of the city. The initial David L. Lawrence Convention Center was completed on the site on February 7, 1981, but as part as a renewal plan the new completely redesigned center was opened in 2003 and funded in conjunction with nearby Heinz Field and PNC Park.

The building won the 2004 Supreme Award for structural engineering excellence from the Institution of Structural Engineers. The center—though completely a structure of 2003 construction—chose to retain the name of the earlier convention center on the site completed in 1981 in honor of David Leo Lawrence (June 18, 1889—November 21, 1966). Lawrence was an American politician who served as the Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1963, only retiring because of the state's then term limit of 1 per governor. He is to date the only mayor of Pittsburgh to be elected Governor of Pennsylvania.

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Sight Name: David L Lawrence Convention Center
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk  

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