Convention Center Model at Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Duncan Stewart, Executive Director/CEO
Albany Convention Center Authority
Office: 518.275.4920 | Fax: 518.275.4921
PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW SCALE MODEL OF STATE CONVENTION CENTER BUILT BY ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT ALBANY
HERITAGE AREA VISITORS CENTER
WHAT: Two Albany High School seniors, Ali Attiyah, and Zach Mantica, under the school’s Senior Engineering Career Exploration Internship Program where they received school credit, helped build, in conjunction with Hamlin Design Group, a scale model of downtown Albany which includes the 297,500-square-foot proposed New York State Convention Center. To help put in perspective where the convention center will be positioned in respect to other key Albany landmarks, the model also includes: The Empire State Plaza, The Egg, Corning Tower, The Capitol, and City Hall. Under the direction of Shawn Hamlin, AIA, Managing Principal of Hamlin Design Group, an Albany High graduate himself, the students helped build this impressive 3-D scale model, which measures four feet by eight feet, and includes a detailed legend of most key downtown landmarks.
WHEN: Model UnveilWednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
WHERE: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square,
Albany, NY (parking available via Spencer Street)
WHO: Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings
Assembly member John J.McEneny
ACCA Board Chairman Gavin Donohue
Albany High School’s Principal Dr. David McCalla
Managing Principal of Hamlin Design Group, Shawn Hamlin
Members of the ACCA Boardof Directors
ABOUT THE ACCA
The nine-member Albany Convention Center Authority was organized in 2006 as a public benefit corporation under the New York State Public Authorities Act. The authority was created to meet an immediate need to institute a comprehensive, coordinated program of convention activities in the City of Albany. The ACCA is to provide the City of Albany with the ability to develop, renovate and undertake economic development projects in the historic downtown area to optimize the economic and social activities of the city and its environs.