Last February, word got out that $500M had been secured to fund a massive expansion of Moscone Convention Center, and now the first signs of progress have appeared online. A new preliminary rendering of the project, shown above, was published on the department of Public Works' Facebook page, accompanied by a call for an experienced project manager to lead "planning, design and construction" of the expansion. There's also an official website dedicated to the project, which cites Skidmore, Owings and Merrill as the architects. On top adding over 200,000 square feet of rentable exhibition space to the current center, plans include improving conditions for pedestrians along Howard and enhancing connections between the building and the neighborhood. Construction is set to commence in 2015, with opening anticipated to occur in late 2017.
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