The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a topping out ceremony for Robinson Center’s new conference facility – celebrating a one-year milestone in the 28-month, $70 million renovation and expansion project. This new meeting/event space addition, on the north side of the facility, offers dramatic enhancements to the center with spectacular views of the Arkansas River and its bridges.
Guests enjoyed exclusive tours of the facility and a ceremonial beam signing.
Robinson Construction Facts:
• 10,000 tons of material (nearly) have been recycled – 91% of the waste material diverted
• 73% of the project subcontractors are local
• 130,000 man hours (to date)
A landmark in Central Arkansas, Joesph T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium construction began in 1937, as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, and serves as an excellent example of Art Deco architecture. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 and is owned by the City of Little Rock with management by the LRCVB.
The Robinson Auditorim in May 2015
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