A downtown structure worthy of its regal name.. The Scene About 6,000 tons of steel, 15,000 gallons of paint, 30,000 yards of concrete, and several years of labor went into building the convention center, which will serve as the main hub for media during the 2002 Olympics.
The ballroom is one of the largest in the west with 45,000 square feet (large enough for a 2,900-ballerina banquet or 300 Mack trucks). And, the giant trusses were designed by the world's foremost roller-coaster designer who happens to live right here in Utah.
Fiber optic cables in the walls mean you'll be well connected during your meetings.
Even if the conventions don't interest you, just walking on the lush, floral carpet is a trip. As a matter of fact, when the center first opened, the carpet was so wild, people were falling down the stairs due to depth-perception failure ... but don't worry, they've replaced it.
See those windmills out front? There's more to them than meets the eye. They're hooked up to wooden cylinders in the tower at the main entrance that chime as the wind blows.