Celebrating Downtown Atlanta’s Rich History, and Vibrant Future
The Georgia World Congress Center District began with the development of the Omni Arena, which was replaced by the Phillips Arena in 1999, the Omni International (now CNN Center) and the initial phase of the Georgia World Congress Center in the mid-1970s. Though it developed incrementally in subsequent years with additions to the World Congress Center and construction of the Georgia Dome, it was the 1996 Olympic Games that injected the energy and resources into the area to make it the exciting, active area it is now.
With the development of the Georgia International Plaza and Centennial Olympic Park, the infrastructure came together to create sites for other amenities to develop. The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the sites for the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the new location for the College Football Hall of Fame provide a rich mix of amenities to enhance the experience of visitors as well as provide unique venues for convention related events in addition to those provided in the Georgia World Congress Center.
Beginning with the Omni International, the Omni Arena, and the initial Georgia World Congress Center building, over the past 40+ years, tvsdesign has been both planner and designer for most of the venues in the district. All phases of the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, the International Plaza and Centennial Olympic Park, as well as the Georgia Aquarium were planned and/or designed by tvsdesign. These facilities taken together represent more than 5 million square feet of enclosed space not including outdoor venues. The whole campus is in excess of 200 acres.