NEW YORK CITY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the massive $1.5-billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center is “on time and on budget,” calling it “another milestone in our redevelopment of New York.”
The governor said construction should be complete by March 2021, adding another 1.2 million square feet of event space to the 840,000-square-foot convention center.
The expansion includes a new rooftop pavilion and terrace, an extension of the convention center’s green roof, and a four-level truck marshaling facility to reduce congestion.
The new convention center will be about 3 million square feet, feature a 53,000-square-foot ballroom and is projected to create 6,000 jobs.
All new construction must employ bird-friendly glass, which has also been installed on the building’s older exteriors.
Empire State Development, which owns the convention center, is working with a joint venture between Turner Construction and Australian builder LendLease.