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Glass feature honours waterfalls and gorge’s rock formations


December 16, 2008
By COREY LAROCQUE

Dec. 16, 2008 – Niagara – The city's new convention centre will be designed and built by the
Toronto-area construction company responsible for Niagara College's
Glendale campus and the new plaza at the Queenston-Lewiston bridge.

The city's new convention centre will be designed
and built by the Toronto-area construction company responsible for
Niagara College's Glendale campus and the new plaza at the
Queenston-Lewiston bridge.

City council voted Monday to award Bondfield Construction the
$100-million contract to build the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre.

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"It's a very exciting evening tonight in terms of this
project," said city business development officer Serge Felicetti, who
announced Bondfield won the competition to build the centre on Stanley
Avenue near Dunn Street.

Bondfield's proposal consisted of 280,778 square feet of space. The building will have glass facades on the north and east ends.

A bowed curtain of glass from the roofline is intended to
represent "the sweep of the waterfalls and jagged rock formations of
Niagara's imposing gorge," a statement issued by the convention centre
management said.

Bondfield led a field of nine companies deemed qualified to bid
on the project. In September, the group was narrowed to four companies,
including Eastern Construction, Ellis-Don and VanBots Construction.

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