Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl led members of the State Department, Secret Service and White House Officials on a tour of the convention center this morning.
The convention center will serve as host to the G20 summit in September. Onorato and Ravenstahl said that the entire convention center will be used during the event for meetings, media rooms and dinners while secondary locations are being scouted for ancillary events.
The officials that toured the convention center today will also examine the Allegheny County Airport, where the G20 leaders are expected to arrive.
Onorato and Ravenstahl said that there will be building done on the inside of the convention center specifically for the G20 and will not result in any permanent changes to the building. They added that any plans that have been set can be changed up to the day of the event so nothing is considered final.
On Thursday Mayor Ravenstahl will do a tour of the area surrounding the convention center to determine the resources needed to ensure the city is presentable to foreign dignitaries.