Raleigh Convention Center (Shimmer Wall), Raleigh

Raleigh Convention Center (Shimmer Wall), Raleigh

The Raleigh Convention Center is a convention and exhibition facility in downtown that opened in September 2008. Located at the end of Fayetteville Street, the three-level 500,000-square-foot building contains a 150,000-square-foot exhibit hall, twenty meeting rooms and a 32,000-square-foot ballroom. Extensive acoustics work was performed to not only provide sound isolation between adjacent activities within the center, but also to control noise output to the surrounding community.

The west-facing wall of the new convention center boasts a large public art piece called the 'Shimmer Wall' that contains metal plates in the form of an oak tree backed by LED lights. The oak tree represents Raleigh's nickname, the 'City of Oaks'. The Shimmer Wall is a very impressive piece of art, measuring 210 feet wide and 44 feet tall that flutter and shimmer in the wind. The Shimmer Wall is well worth a visit if you are in downtown Raleigh.
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Sight Name: Raleigh Convention Center (Shimmer Wall)
Sight Location: Raleigh, USA (See walking tours in Raleigh)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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