CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Crews removed the roof from the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium on Monday, marking the next phase in the demolition process.
The iconic downtown venue is currently undergoing a major renovation project, set to be complete in 2015.
As a state-of-the-art performance hall, the refinished Gaillard will be home to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and will also have 16,000 square feet of exhibit and banquet space, as well as an outdoor-event lawn and business offices.
The project will bring an estimated 1,000 jobs to Charleston and cause an economic impact of $62 million during construction. 400 of those jobs will be permanent.
The center is expected to deliver $39 million in annual economic benefit once it is ready for business, according to the City of Charleston.