Going up & New Dena'ina Civic Center numbers
News Source: Anchorage Daily News
Publish Date: March 11, 2007
When completed next year, the 215,000-square-foot Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center will provide more than four times the floor space of the existing Egan Covnention Center – and change the Anchorage skiyline. Daily News photographer Marc Lester documents a building on the rise.
New Dena’ina Civic Center numbers
With a price tag that promises to exceed $100 million, the new Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center under construction downtown ranks as the biggest public works project Anchorage has seen in years.
When completed in the fall of 2008, the center will provide more than four times the floor space of the existing Egan Center. It will also change the Anchorage skyline.
In a first glimpse at that change, Daily News photographer Marc Lester today documents a building on the rise.
— George Bryson, Anchorage Daily News
Dena’ina by the numbers
2006 — Year construction began
$93 million — Preliminary cost estimate
215,000 square feet — Space when completed
4.78 Egan centers — Number of Egan Convention Centers (by square footage) that would fit inside the new Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
50,000 square feet — Size of main exhibit hall alone
2,800 tons — Amount of structural steel that will be installed when job is done
33 percent — Amount of structural steel installed so far
1,000 square feet — Approximate amount of protective plastic film that blew away in the recent wind storm
2008 — Year construction expected to be completed
$107.6 million — Current projected cost