San Diego Convention Center Photos

The convention center was constructed in two phases. Building I (1989) by Arthur Erickson has a striking fabric roof. Phase II (2002) by Tucker Sadler incorporates a running series of cylinders.

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Convention Center Phase I with flying buttresses & roof sails. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I detail of cylindrical antechamber. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I detail of buttresses against Marriott Hotel. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I buttresses holding fabric roof. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center Phase I (1989) with flying buttresses & roof sails. San Diego, CA. Architect: Arthur Erickson.Convention Center I detail of cylindrical antechamber. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I detail of buttresses against Marriott Hotel. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I buttresses holding fabric roof. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center I buttresses & tent roof structure. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I fabric roof & black towers of Harbor Club. San Diego, CA.Convention Center II bayside facade. San Diego, CA.Sun glinting off prismatic light fixtures at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center I buttresses & tent roof structure. San Diego, CA.Convention Center I fabric roof & black towers of Harbor Club. San Diego, CA.Convention Center II bayside facade. San Diego, CA.Sun glinting off prismatic light fixtures at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center I street facade. San Diego, CA.Barrel-shaped elevator on a slope at Convention Center I. San Diego, CA.Barrel-shaped elevator on end of Convention Center I. San Diego, CA.Meeting of the two buildings of the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center I street facade. San Diego, CA.Barrel-shaped elevator on a slope at Convention Center I. San Diego, CA.Barrel-shaped elevator on end of Convention Center I. San Diego, CA.Meeting of the two buildings of the San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center Phase II. San Diego, CA.Convention Center II street facade with cylindrical & wave shapes. San Diego, CA.Convention Center II cylindrical skylight ends. San Diego, CA.The Benefit of Mr. Kite at Canyon Path by Mags Harries & Lajos Heder at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Convention Center Phase II (2002). San Diego, CA. Architect: Tucker Sadler.Convention Center II street facade with cylindrical & wave shapes. San Diego, CA.Convention Center II cylindrical skylight ends. San Diego, CA.The Benefit of Mr. Kite at Canyon Path by Mags Harries & Lajos Heder at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
Coming Together sculpture of multicolored face outline by Niki de St. Phalle at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.Stadium, The Metropolitan highrise & Convention Center Phase II sloping glass walls. San Diego, CA.Gaslamp quarter trolley stop. San Diego, CA.San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International. San Diego, CA.
Coming Together sculpture of multicolored face outline by Niki de St. Phalle at Convention Center. San Diego, CA.Stadium, The Metropolitan highrise & Convention Center Phase II sloping glass walls. San Diego, CA.Gaslamp quarter trolley stop. San Diego, CA.San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International. San Diego, CA.
San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.Hanging signs in San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International. San Diego, CA.Skylight at San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.Footbridge at San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.
San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.Hanging signs in San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International. San Diego, CA. Skylight at San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.Footbridge at San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA.

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