Durham Convention Center

The Durham Convention Center and the hotel tower that surmounts were built in the late 1980s as a downtown-revitalization measure. Formerly, the smaller Durham Armory had served as a civic center, and the central business district had been without a hotel since the 16-story Durham Hotel (previously "Jack Tar" and "Washington Duke") was closed and imploded in 1975.

The convention center is jointly owned by the city and Durham County. The hotel is owned and operated by a private management company. Originally an Omni, it is now operated under the Marriott brand.
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