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MODERN MARVELS

MODERN MARVELS

SITE: DIGITAL SANDBOX EVENTS CENTER

ADDRESS: 55 Broad St., New York, NY 10004

PHONE: 212/482-0851

WEB SITE: www.digitalsandboxnetwork.com

VISUALS & VIBE: One of a network of three high-tech event venues across the greater New York City area, Digital Sandbox is located near the New York Stock Exchange in Silicon Alley. The space can accommodate groups of four to 450 for events such as corporate meetings, product launches, conferences and trade shows.

EVENT AREAS: The venue features a 2,432-square-foot, 200-capacity pre-function area and eight rooms that can be used individually or combined to offer a total of 24,000 square feet of flexible event space; two kitchens and a business center are available for catering and event support.

HIGH-TECH FEATURES: The venue is equipped with more than 700 broadband Internet connections, Wi-Fi Internet access, fully reconfigurable VLAN system for data security, Tandberg and Viseon video conferencing, 350 fiber optic pairs, two 4-by-7-foot interactive video walls and digital KU band satellite.

SITE: EXCEL LONDON

ADDRESS: One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England E16 1XL

PHONE: +44 207 069 4000

WEB SITE: www.excel-london.co.uk

VISUALS & VIBE: Situated on 100 acres on the bank of the River Thames, the exhibition center is a super-wired venue for events including gala dinners, product launches and conferences.

EVENT AREAS: The enormous site's spaces include the Cityside and Waterfront rooms, which can seat 200 guests; the Banqueting Hall and Auditorium, which can each accommodate groups of up to 20,000; and the three-level Platinum Suite, which reopened last September following a renovation and includes a reception area, lounge and three breakout rooms for events of 400 to 1,100 guests.

HIGH-TECH FEATURES: In addition to offering ISDN2e digital telephone lines, wireless Internet connection and Web kiosks, the center recently installed MeetingMatrix event software, which allows clients to transform the center's spaces into 3-D settings before their event.

SITE: THE VIEW AT KING PLOW ARTS CENTER

ADDRESS: 955 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318

PHONE: 404/541-9060

WEB SITE: www.theviewatkingplow.com

VISUALS & VIBE: Located in a 1930s building that formerly housed a boiler manufacturer, the venue now features a modern design that includes blank walls, painted cement floors and cutting-edge technological capabilities. The site has hosted events for companies including the Atlanta Falcons and Coca-Cola.

EVENT AREAS: The 5,000-square-foot, three-level venue has a reception capacity of 350 and seated capacity of 200. The bottom floor features 30-foot ceilings and an open floor plan, the second story houses a boardroom with video conferencing capabilities, and the top level offers a lounge and outdoor deck with views of downtown Atlanta.

HIGH-TECH FEATURES: The site offers production capabilities including Martin Mac 250+ intelligent lights, Bose Lifestyle 35 entertainment systems, 42-inch plasma monitors, DVD, VHS, CD and cable video playback formats and complete computer playback, and wireless Internet access.

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