Monday, July 23, 2012

Boardwalk Empire

Built in 1929 to host the city's growing convention industry, the historic Hall was touted an architectural marvel at that time. With its large 137 foot-high barrel vault ceiling, the Atlantic City Convention Hall as it was formerly known, laid claim to the world's largest clear span space during that period.

The Boardwalk Hall contains a 33,000-pipe organ, the world's largest and loudest. It was built between 1929 and 1932 by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company of Merrick, Long Island, N.Y., to designs drawn-up by Atlantic County State Senator Emerson L. Richards.

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