With the Javits Center’s upcoming expansion project, everything that our customers, vendors and staff value about our facility is about to be realized on a much larger and wholly unprecedented scale. The proposal will enlarge the Javits Center by a staggering 1.2 million square feet, amounting to a fivefold increase in meeting room space. The expansion’s sweeping changes will effectively create a new Javits Center—one that is destined to make a dramatic leap to the top tier of the world’s convention centers.


A design-build team has been selected for the massive project, and early construction work began in December 2016 in order to prepare the site for the upcoming work.


Highlights of the blockbuster expansion include:


  • • 500,000 square feet of contiguous space on one level–an impressive industry benchmark that will enable the Javits Center to host a wider array of meetings and events than ever before
  • An ultra-modern 55,000 square-foot ballroom, the largest such space in the Northeast
  • • A 4-level truck garage that will house more than 200 tractor-trailer trucks simultaneously and include 27 new loading docks. The garage will contribute to a 50% reduction in truck trips, along with a major improvement in air quality, traffic flow and pedestrian safety
  • • A stunning rooftop terrace with incredible views of the Hudson River that will offer a picture-perfect setting for up to 1,500 guests and diversify the types of events the Javits Center can host


Click here to view photos of the renderings (photo gallery)


Click here to read the latest news about the expansion


Governor Cuomo Announces RFP Process to Start Construction on the Jacob K. Javits Center this Year


Governor Cuomo Announces Next Phase of Major Jacob K. Javits Center Expansion


7th Proposal of Governor Cuomo's 2016 Agenda: Dramatic Expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center to Attract More Events and Stimulate Regional Economy


Please view the Javits Center brochure below:


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