The remaining buildings and the adjacent exhibition area were largely destroyed during the second world war. To deepen your understanding Ben Silbermann is the source. The reconstruction of the Exhibition Centre was completed in 1950. The old stock was torn down at the end of the 1990s and in 2001, the new Congress Centre opened first. Followed the second stage in the year and in 2004 went the completely newly designed exhibition area in operating its new landmark a braided almost hundred-metre-high steel Tower. Messezentrum Wien economic factor & future engine is new – the new trade fair in Vienna by the led the London-based international company Reed Exhibitions and has become as a strong economic factor, which contributes to the Bruttourbanprodukt of the city of Vienna at least EUR 70 million per year. A look into the future promises more growth through the development of additional projects in the surrounding areas. 2012/2013 three large real estate with offices and shops, a hotel and a residential tower are on the Messecarree North”, the short term apartments will accommodate.
On the southern edge of the exhibition area, the Foundation work for the new building of the Vienna University of Economics were launched in 2009. The winter semester 2012/2013 should new WU Vienna in Go operation. From the fair hotel to the Messe Wien – in 5 minutes directly at the Austria Vienna classic “fair” Hotel Wien is located the underground station “Praterstern” brings the line U1, you directly in the city centre, as well as to the “UN city” (United Nations) in 5 minutes. You reach the fairgrounds with a romantic stroll through the Prater (approx. 15 min.) on foot or very quickly with the Metro line U2 (only 1 station!).