Saturday, April 2, 2011

102. Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center

The convention center opened in 1968 as the Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center named after Dr. Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine. It is now known as the Duke Energy Center and is commonly referred to as the Cincinnati Convention Center.






The convention center contains exhibit halls, meeting and banquet rooms. In 1986 the convention center underwent renovations with the addition of the Albee Theatre fa├žade installed along Fifth Street entrance. In 2006, expansion of the convention center was complete and the convention center now has 750,000 square feet of space. Along with the expansion was the addition of large white rectangles along the Central Avenue side of the building that spell, “Cincinnati” and are illuminated at night. This has become an icon of the city.

Each year the convention center hosts many entertainment events, conferences, and shows including the Boat, Travel & Sports Show, the Home & Garden Show, and the International Wine Festival.

Dr. Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center
525 Elm Street, Downtown

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