Created: 10/14/2013 1:35 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A nearly $22 million renovation of the Albuquerque Convention Center is heading toward completion.
Workers are beginning the project's $13 million final phase, which includes the addition of a deck off the center's renovated ballroom.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the project also includes a new gas fireplace and plastering of interior walls of the atrium.
The work is scheduled to be finished next summer. It's being done by Bradbury Stamm, an Albuquerque-based contractor.
The first phase was completed in July. That included renovations of the ballroom and kitchen.
Money for the project came from refinancing of the convention center debt at lower interest rates.
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