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Sails Pavilion Lights Up San Diego Skyline for Grand Reopening

The San Diego skyline will never be the same.

On February 21, 2018, the San Diego Convention Center debuted its newest feature: LED colored lights that illuminate the newly renovated iconic fabric roof. The lights change colors and can be visible across the waterfront: from the Gaslamp Quarter to Coronado Bay, and especially to visitors flying in over downtown.

The light fixtures are the same as those used to light the Empire State Building in New York City.

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Sails Pavilion Renovation is Almost Complete

The San Diego Convention Center’s iconic Sails Pavilion has its sails again.

The bulk of the fabric roof installation was completed over the last few weeks.

The $10.5 million renovation process began in late September, with the 10 original teflon-coated fiberglass fabric roof panels (installed in 1989) coming down. The Pavilion became a fully open-air space for many weeks, but now it is back to a 90,000 square-foot enclosed exhibition area.

Crews are in the final stages of the project. The remaining work includes:

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