GWCC Opens Andrew Young International Mall and Terminal
Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) celebrates the opening of the new Andrew Young International Mall and Terminal. Featuring two key elements – an engaging pedestrian walkway and a permanent bus/rideshare location – the Mall and Terminal are designed to create a welcoming gateway to the world-class offerings on the convention center campus and serve as a dynamic gathering place for visitors as well as residents of the surrounding downtown neighborhoods. The Mall and Terminal are built on a portion of Andrew Young International Boulevard that originated at Centennial Olympic Park and runs through the convention campus.
“The completion of the Andrew Young International Mall and Terminal continues the transformation of the most dynamic live-events complex in North America,” said State Senator Butch Miller, chairman of GWCCA’s Legislative Overview Committee. “Investment in infrastructure improvements such as these are key in maintaining Georgia’s position as a premiere destination for the country’s most high-profile events and will allow GWCCA to continue its role as a major economic driver for Georgia’s tourism industry and future growth.”
“The Authority’s vision of a more connected campus is now a reality,” said Glenn Hicks, chair of GWCCA’s Board of Governors. “On behalf of the entire Board, I commend Frank Poe, staff, and partners for delivering another on-schedule and under budget project.”
In addition to its primary role of blending pedestrian traffic with dedicated bus and rideshare options to aid attendee movement and relieve congestion along corridors surrounding the campus, the Mall and Terminal serve as a springboard for other developers seeking to create a shop-stay-play entertainment district.
“The Andrew Young International Mall and Terminal reimagines the arrival experience by providing our customers and their attendees the ultimate meeting destination in Atlanta for their events,” said GWCCA Chief Commercial Officer Joe Bocherer. “Features such as these, coupled with the forthcoming convention hotel, distinguish GWCCA from its competitors.”
“The campus upgrades at Georgia World Congress Center continue to set Atlanta apart as one of the top convention cities in the country,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Meeting planners will appreciate the transportation enhancements and new space with Exhibit Hall BC, while attendees will enjoy the new outdoor pedestrian areas, providing a refreshed experience in our walkable convention and entertainment district.”
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