Las Vegas Convention Center Set for $150 Million Redo

Aesthetic and wireless upgrades and a new World Trade Center expected in Phase 1 of what is expected to be a $2.5-billion re-creation of the center

The Las Vegas Convention Authority voted to spend all of its $150 million in bond revenue on the first phase of what is expected to be a $2.5-billion re-creation of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

The Las Vegas Global Business District project calls for aesthetic improvements, technological enhancements (wireless connectivity throughout the center), and a privately built World Trade Center that would be leased back to the convention authority.

Still in planning, this phase could include land acquisitions and contractor bids for actual construction. The overall project could take a decade to complete.

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