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West hall expansion at the convention center in progress

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 01:31s - Published
West hall expansion at the convention center in progress

West hall expansion at the convention center in progress

A new look and a whole lot bigger.

The latest addition to the Las Vegas Convention Center is almost ready.

Community leaders say it will help our area host more events as our state continues to reopen its doors.

Jeremy Chen reports.

THE LATEST ADDITION....TO THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTIONCENTER IS ALMOST READYCOMMUNITY LEADERS SAY....IT WILL HELP OUR AREA HOST....MORE EVENTS.....AS OUR STATE CONTINUES....TO RE-OPEN... IT'S DOORS.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER JEREMYCHEN IS LIVE NEAR THE EXPANSIONSITE TO GIVE YOU A CLOSER LOOKTODDTRICIA YOU'RE SEEINGTHE ENTRANCE OF THE WEST HALLEXPANSION HERE AND IT'S LOOKINGMORE AND MORE COMPLETE.IN FACT IT'S ALREADY 95 PERCENTDONE.THIS EXPANSION ADDS ABOUT ONEAND HALF MILLION SQUARE FEET TOTHE EXISTINGCONVENTION SPACE.VISITORS WHO WALK IN WILL BEGREETED BY A 10 THOUSAND SQUAREFOOT SCREEN.UNDERNEATH THE SPACE WILL BETHE CONVENTION CENTER LOOP WITHA PEOPLE MOVER WHICH WILL TAKEVISITORS TO DIFFERENT PARTS OFTHE CONVENTION CENTER CAMPUS.THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION ANDVISITORS AUTHORITY SAYS-IT'SEXCITED WITH THE PROGRESS ANDHOPE IT WILL HELP JUMPSTART TOHOSTING MORE CONVENTIONS." THE OPENING OF THIS BUILDINGIS EMBLEMATIC OF THE REOPENINGOF THE CITY AND WE'RE EXCITEDABOUT BOTH."THIS ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION COSTSAROUND 980 MILLION DOLLARS.CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON THE WESTHALL BACK IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018.THIS ENTIRE EXPANSION IS SET TOBE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER.JEREMY CHEN 13 ACTION NEWS.




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