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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Expansion Phases II & III

New Orleans Convention CenterTourism has been the crown in New Orleans’ economic infrastructure for many years. Over the years, Broadmoor has had the unique opportunity to make a major impact on New Orleans’ hospitality community, which began when we were awarded the construction contract for Phase II of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in 1988, and then Phase III in 1996.

The $95 Million Phase II expansion included the addition of nearly 700,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition area on one level, 118,000 square feet of lobby area, two major ballrooms and more than 80 meeting rooms capable of seating groups ranging in size from 50 to 4,000 people, essentially doubling the size of the facility to 1.7 million square feet.

At $194 Million, the Phase III Expansion was the single largest building construction contract executed by the State of Louisiana. The scope of the Phase III Expansion brought the size of the Convention Center to the top position in world-class exhibition space. The highlight of the Phase III addition is the 4,000-seat auditorium. The owner mandated that the facility be technically state-of-the-art as well as any component installed within it.

Additionally, a variety of food court venues throughout both expansion spaces provide excellent examples of the varying types of complex construction techniques and installations within Broadmoor’s capabilities.

For New Orleans to compete at the highest level in the international hospitality playing field, the best systems were chosen for the facility. Those standards were held for the execution of these two projects as well. As a result, both projects produced state-of-the-art spaces that Broadmoor is extremely proud to have delivered.

Owner: New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority

Architect: CH2M Hill

Contract Value: $286,000,000

Size: $95,000,000 (Phase II), $194,000,000 (Phase III)

Services: General Contractor


 

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