Frame of Albany convention center to rise in November

About 70 percent of the foundation piles for the new downtown convention center have been sunk, and the building's steel frame is expected to start rising by mid-November, officials said Tuesday. Of the 340 piles that need to be driven as deep as 100 feet to anchor the roughly 82,000-square-foot Albany Capital Center to bedrock, 239 were in place as of Tuesday, construction manager Tom Spinella told the Albany Convention Center Authority board... Click here to [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) is proud to announce the launch of the new website for the Albany Capital Center, www.albanycapitalcenter.com. Created by Spiral Design Studio of Cohoes, NY, the fully responsive site features important information, floor plans, photos, and destination information that are critical in sales efforts. “With construction now underway, it’s important to have an attractive and informational website to enhance our [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) announced today that it has, after a public bidding process, entered into three contracts with New York State firms for site excavation and the construction of piles, concrete foundations and structural steel portions of the Albany Capital Center project. The $17.5 million in contracts awarded today amounts to 35% of the total project cost and is within the project budget. Working closely with NYS Office of General [...]

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Albany, N.Y. – SMG, the firm selected to manage the new Capital Center, today announced an agreement with Mazzone Hospitality to provide catering and culinary services for the state-of-the-art facility set to open next to the Times Union Center in late 2016. Under the agreement, Mazzone Hospitality will provide all culinary services for the new convention center, including catering and concessions. Additionally, Mazzone Hospitality will provide guidance and direction on the design of a [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with SMG to manage the soon-to-be-constructed Albany Capital Center. The agreement between the ACCA and SMG will commence on September 1, 2014, and will run concurrently with the management agreement between SMG and Albany County for the nearby Times Union Center arena through December 31, 2020. The Capital Center will provide 84,000 sq. ft. of convention, ballroom, and meeting [...]

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