(All images courtesy of Looney Ricks Kiss)
The Cook Convention Center will look vastly different than it does now, if its developers have their way.
Interior and exterior improvements to the huge building will total about $175 million. The view above is looking east from I-40.
Its final design will go the Downtown Memphis Commission's (DMC) Design Review Board next week for approval. DMC staffers have review the plan and recommend its approval.
Here are some more views of just how the building may change if the project is approved. The images come from the developer's application to the Design Review Board. Find it here.
In the tunnel on Front Street looking south.
The main convention center building looking north from I-40.
Heading north through the tunnel on Front Street.
A look at the main building looking south on Front shows a new skin on the building and an improved streetscape.
The Main Street side of the Cook Convention Center would get a whole new look in the developer's plan. It would even get outdoor seating and, possibly, a bike share station.
The Cook's interior would be brighter and airier than before.
Another interior shot shows a wide, bright concourse inside the Cook.