Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bartle Hall

Stuck in traffic heading under Bartle Hall, the convention center.  This building has 388,800 square feet of column free space due to the 300 ft pylons supporting the roof.  This is the largest column free convention center in the world.  As you can see it is built over 6 lanes of traffic on I-70.  The building was designed and constructed to achieve green building standards and received a LEED silver rating.  This building was built in 1984.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Impressive.

And a lovely blue sky. Thanks for reminding me that there can be blue skies!

Teresa said...

Wow! that's different. I've seen a Mc Donalds built over a bridge but not a convention center.

Tanya said...

how interesting is that! and i think i've seen that mc'd's that teresa is talking about, oklahoma?

Sharon said...

This is very interesting. Both the way it was built and it's location over a highway are very intriguing.

RedPat said...

Wow - very unique!

Jack said...

Unusual. I think the convention center in Columbus is also built over a highway, but I'm not sure.

Ken Mac said...

love the colors!

Randy said...

What an interesting design.

Virginia said...

Sometimes you just are glad to have your camera in the car. Love the color!
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Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

That is really impressive!