Improving Convention Center Connectivity
Orlando continues to improve connectivity within the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) area, allowing attendees to walk from their hotel room to the tradeshow floor quicker and easier. A new 316-foot bridge opened in March that connects the Rosen Centre hotel to the OCCC. Dubbed the “Skywalk,” the $2 million covered pedestrian walkway was constructed from 368 tons of steel and concrete, and is suspended approximately 20 feet above Convention Way. Attendees simply use the second-story bridge to walk from the Rosen Centre to the West Building of the OCCC in less than four minutes, all in a completely weather-proof environment.
This is in addition to several other pedestrian bridges that are either currently in use or under construction in this area. A bridge connecting the Hilton Orlando to the convention center is open. The new 31-story tower expansion at the Peabody Orlando will construct a pedestrian bridge across International Drive by 2013. And a bridge connecting the convention center’s North/South and West concourses is open.
from Visit Orlando 07/2011