Skywalk Re-opening Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, January 25, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa – January 25, 2018 — The Polk County Board of Supervisors will be holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of the skywalk at the Iowa Events Center Hotel. The ribbon cutting will be held at 8:00 am on Monday, January 29 in the west lobby at Veteran’s Auditorium at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.
Polk County Board of Supervisors Chair, Angela Connolly, said “we are thrilled to be able to open the skywalk sooner than anticipated. It is a critical link between the Iowa Events Center and downtown amenities, especially during the cold winter months and for our High School championship activities that take place in February and March.”
The skywalk at the Iowa Events Center had been closed for the last 25 months due to the construction of the Hilton Hotel that is attached to the Iowa Events Center. The completion of the Hilton Hotel remains on schedule for March 21.
“The Weitz Company has done extraordinary work on the hotel, staying on schedule and on budget every step of the way” said Polk County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Tom Hockensmith. He added “we are grateful for their ability to complete this key aspect of the project ahead of schedule.”