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Southern California Spirit: Anaheim Convention Center
2000

Southern California Spirit: Anaheim Convention Center

Built in 1967 across the street from Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center has long been a dominant force in the trade show industry. To attract events in the highly competitive convention center market, Anaheim needed more space and a fresh image. It also wanted to express the spirit of Southern California. 

At a quarter of a mile long, the building’s design reflects the local landscape, symbolizing breaking waves or cliffs along the shore. The serpentine shape features 150,000 square feet of panels and 100,000 square feet of curtain wall. A 142-foot-high, steel-and-glass “tornado” rotunda and tower top the 100-foot high lobby walls.

The signature entrance is comparable in size to the nearby Crystal Cathedral. An upper terrace has the shape and feel of a sand dune while a metal and glass corner imitates the “spikes” of desert plants.