The Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, now commonly referred to as the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, was listed on the United State Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark on February 27, 1987. As a result, all work performed in the building must be executed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
The design of the restoration and rehabilitation process identified many challenges that needed to be addressed in order to transform the building into a modern day special events center. Some of the major challenges included the abatement of asbestos fire-proofed space behind ceiling tiles, and a complete replacement of the barrel vaulted ceiling in an historically accurate fashion.
As originally created, the building was not designed to accommodate present-day production standards and efficient use of space. The structural improvements addressed accessibility for rigging, lights and sound equipment; newer, wider and more comfortable seating with acceptable sight lines between the lower edge of the balcony and the floor level; and improved use of corridor space, modern back-of-house facilities and guest accommodations.