On budget and ahead of schedule for McCormick Place West expansion
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The minor inconvenience we experienced last year with the construction of the new McCormick Place West expansion project won’t affect showgoers, media or manufacturers this year. The connector between the King Drive parking lot is again open, making for easy access to the show.
McCormick Place West expansion will now be available in the Fall. Show producers and conventioneers will be able to experience a still higher standard for meetings and exhibitions with the completion of the McCormick Place West Building. It was designed to help achieve any vision any event could imagine. Everything about the building — the configuration, the meeting rooms, the ballroom, the exhibition hall — will reach new heights in flexibility and functionality.
Construction on the building is proceeding smoothly and they’re planning to open months ahead of the original schedule. It’s a testament to the commitment of everyone in Chicago — the hospitality industry, government and skilled labor — to keep Chicago at the forefront as a leading business destination.
So how big is it? Well, big enough that Chicago would be able to stage the New York, Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows simultaneously. Hmmmm.... now there’s an idea!