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|Anaheim Convention Center Grand Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony Set For May 15|
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 11, 2012) -
The Grand Plaza will include a pedestrian oriented plaza, 153 palm trees (65 of which are re-purposed from the existing landscape), 60 citrus trees reminiscent of Anaheim and Orange County’s citrus industry, a river of lights that will run through the middle of the plaza, water features, a 48-foot lighted entry monument, and more than 80,000 square feet of colored concrete and pavers.
The Grand Plaza is the sixth major construction project added to the Anaheim Convention Center. The LEED-certified Anaheim Convention, the largest convention center on the west coast, sits in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, and is remains a popular meeting space choice for guests both locally and from around the world.
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