Governor Andrew Cuomo held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week for the planned 1.2-million-square-foot expansion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in what’s now called the Hudson Yards district.
The expansion will increase the convention center’s exhibition space by 90,000 square feet, to a total 500,000 square feet, Crain’s reported. Also planned is 45,000 square feet of meeting space, a 55,000-square-foot ballroom, a truck garage, and mechanical space.
Empire State Development selected Lendlease Corporation and Turner Construction Company to build the project. Atlanta-based firm tvsdesign is the responsible for the architecture. Financial incentives would be awarded to the development team if the project is completed by 2021.