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COBO Center Renovations on display during the International Auto Show


Road and Track magazine interviewed our Convention Center Principal, Andrew McLean, to discuss how Detroit’s COBO Center renovations have set the stage for economic rejuvenation in downtown Detroit, starting with the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

With 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, COBO Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and is the 19th largest convention center in the country. COBO’s modernization of its meeting banquet space will make the center significantly more marketable boosting the economic impact for the city as additional conventioneers patronize the city’s hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.

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Inside the Changes at COBO

Detroit COBO Center

R-03429-000-005Detroit’s ABC WXYZ Action news gives an ‘First Look’ at the Phase I renovations at the COBO Center. The improvements add 30,000 feet of space to display the cars and the project is currently on time and under budget.

Says ABC WXYZ, “Cobo Center is garnering a lot of attention with the international media and people who have covered the North American International Auto Show for years”.

The final phase of improvements will be done this summer.

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Detroit Mayor takes 1st tour of COBO Hall expansion before Auto Show


Motor City’s Cobo Center is being reshaped by the client’s vision and a team led by tvsdesign to connect to city life and to capitalize on its fantastic Detroit River site for the first time. reports on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s first look inside COBO Hall ahead of Auto Show media previews which start Monday.

The article reports that Executives from the Big Three and Toyota briefed the Detroit mayor on the show during his tour. Mayor Bing ended the tour with the most impressive part of Cobo’s renovation: the new 250-foot atrium.

“You just have to look up, and you can get a crane in your neck. This is just absolutely wonderful,” said Mayor Bing.

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