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San Diego Convention Center

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 September 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Finally made it back to Aminus3!

San Diego marked the starting point for our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway heading north to San Francisco. Little did I know how many pictures I would take along this journey over the course of eight days.

The San Diego Convention Center is the primary convention center in San Diego, California. It is located in the Marina district of downtown San Diego near the Gaslamp Quarter, at 111 West Harbor Drive. The center is managed by the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, a non-profit public benefit corporation.

The convention center offers 615,701 square feet of exhibit space. It was designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. Capacity for the facility is 125,000.

The center's most distinguishing feature is the Sails Pavilion, a 90,000-square-foot exhibit and special event area. The Sails Pavilion's roof consists of distinctive Teflon-coated fiberglass "sails" intended to reflect San Diego's maritime history, as well as to advertise the center's proximity to the San Diego shore. The Pavilion was originally built as an open-air facility under the roof. However, the center found it hard to convince potential users to book an open-air facility, so the Pavilion area was enclosed in glass, greatly expanding the usable area of the center.

Photo captured August 14, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 180 38 mm

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Welcome back!
Cracking good shot and interesting to see some of the more modern looks that San Diego has to offer, I always imagined lots of Spanish influences there, but perhaps Erickson had other things in mind.

3 Sep 2012 8:42am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

It good to see your wonderful captures here again. Welcome back Steven

3 Sep 2012 12:44pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Sperb composition ! Beautiful !

3 Sep 2012 3:12pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Welcome back with this perspective-ly wonderful shot of the convention center.
I can't wait to see at least **some* of your eight days' worth of photos!

3 Sep 2012 3:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, Steven and thanks for bringing this bit of fond memories to me, as we were 20+ year residents of this city. We were there when this puppy was constructed and like any great sailboat, she's a beaut aint she..Hope you had fun driving up PCH!

3 Sep 2012 4:56pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Wonderful perspective to show off the beautiful symmetry and graphic of this place.

3 Sep 2012 6:06pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Welcome back Steven ... Stunning image of this architecturally magnificent building !!! The perspective, light and colors are great ...

3 Sep 2012 6:07pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic shot of this convention center. The architecture is well displayed in your composition. Great light.

3 Sep 2012 6:46pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine graphics. much of that route is gorgeous

3 Sep 2012 7:39pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Beautiful photo Steven, it was hard for me to comment on this as he was such a
special person, remembering his life, remembering as he sat on a sofa those years
ago and remember another person lounged on top of the sofa as he talked to
E. Taylor and she just sat there listening intently, he never bragged, so humble.
Such a special person, I would have loved to buy a home or furniture he designed,
his life was epic and he will be sadly missed. Too sad for me.

3 Sep 2012 7:55pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Otherwise I would have commented early this morning.

3 Sep 2012 7:57pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Welcome back! A beautiful image of this impressive building taken with a wonderful light and an excellent framing.

3 Sep 2012 8:25pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Such fine architecture, you've captured it well and the sunlight brings out its beauty even more. A nice angle and dof taking us down the length of the building. So clear and detailed. Very nice! Welcome back!

3 Sep 2012 8:49pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It's a fine looking design, and as always an excellent photograph !

3 Sep 2012 10:06pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very beautiful and cool building. Nice shot. Welcome back. Lots of photos? Bring 'em on!

3 Sep 2012 11:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Welcome back! I missed you. What a great drive. I really like the architecture. Beautiful light!

4 Sep 2012 12:38am

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning architecture, impressive building!
looking forward to more from your trip ... ;-))

4 Sep 2012 5:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Definitely, an interesting building captured in lovely light.

5 Sep 2012 2:04am