The Fabrication and Erection of the Minneapolis Convention Center

by Lawrence A. Kloiber, L.L. LeJeune Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


A new convention center is part of the City of Minneapolis' successful plan to maintain an economically strong downtown core. It is the latest addition to a list of civic projects that include a concert hall, a domed stadium, a pedestrial mall, an extensive system of enclosed pedestrian walkways, several major parking ramps and a sculpture garden. The key feature in the convention center complex is the main exhibition hall which is 842 ft. by 330 ft. with 12 interior columns. The dominant architectural and structural feature is the three lamella domes.

Subject Headings: Fabrication | Public buildings | Steel structures | Steel frames | Shell structures | Domes (structure) | Welded connections | Economic factors

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