The Colorado Convention Center is one of the country’s busiest meeting venues. The Colorado Convention Center is now one of the country’s busiest meeting venues. But it had a humble and fractious start.
Located at the southern end of Manhattan Island, it has been called one of the most significant major developments built in the United States during the past 100 years.
In 1989, a ULI Advisory Services panel was convened to help the city arrest serious decay at Navy Pier, which had experienced a decline so apparent that there was even talk of closing it, eliminating its unparalleled views of the Chicago skyline. But the ULI panel came back with a framework for reimagining Navy Pier.
Washington, D.C.’s Union Station—nearly abandoned, structurally unsound, and considered an eyesore—is now an iconic urban mixed-use center in part because of an influential ULI advisory services panel in 1981.
The Sea Pines Resort in South Carolina, which received the ULI Heritage Award in 1995, has influenced planned communities and the way projects work to balance nature and development