Entries by Heywood Sanders

Challenging Convention(al) Wisdom: Hard Facts About the Proposed Boston Convention Center

As the political leadership of Boston and the Commonwealth consider investing $700 million in a new publicly owned convention center in South Boston, plans are already in place to enlarge facilities in the nation’s capital and in San Francisco. Discussions have also begun in New York City, Atlanta, and San Jose to enlarge or replace facilities in those cities. In each case, the goal is to bring in more out-of-state visitors and the dollars that come with them. The success of each project is invariably assured by feasibility studies and civic pride.