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.
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