The US$1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center has been completed, as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on May 11, 2021. The massive project, which adds 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space on Manhattan's West Side, was completed on budget despite the challenges related to COVID-19. The Javits Center is one of busiest convention centers in the United States.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said: "Today we're announcing the completion of the new expanded Javits Center, which is going to be an economic engine for years to come. It is a 1.2 million square foot expansion. It goes from 2.1 million square feet to 3.3 million square feet, a 50% increase. And it's remodified for the needs of today. Now it has 200,000 square feet of meeting room space, exhibit hall space, a 54,000 square foot ballroom, glass enclosed rooftop, a new glass atrium."
„Javits Center is going to be an economic engine for years to come.“
Speaking about the traffic situation, he adds: "We built a four-level, 27 loading dock marshalling facility that will take all the trucks that are coming to the convention centre, puts them in an indoor facility, more than 20,000 event-related needed trucks off the street annually."