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LAS VEGAS-The 1.6-million-sf second building at World Market Center opened this week in conjunction with Las Vegas Market, the annual home furnishings trade show that got underway here on Monday. The $345-million, 16-story building is the second of an eventual eight buildings that will cost $3 billion to develop and will total 12 million sf, making it the largest trade show complex in the world.

World Market Center is a new integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and convention complex in Las Vegas, a place where designers and manufacturers lease space to show off their latest products to retailers and other wholesale buyers. Upward of 60,000 furniture retailers, manufacturers, designers and specifiers are expected to attend the show, which runs today through Friday and features more than 1,200 exhibitors at three locations.

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