Design team for Javits Center’s $1.5 billion expansion announced

The center’s expansion will cover 1.2 million-sf.

February 03, 2017 |

Rendering courtesy of Empire State Development.

The Javits Center expansion is already underway as a three-story building that will house transformers, generators, and other mechanicals needed for the expansion has begun construction.

Just recently, however, Empire State Development announced it has chosen LendLease and Turner Construction as the design-build team for the project, reports Curbed New York. Additionally, design services will be provided by tvsdesign.

The project, which is seeking LEED Silver, will include 90,000 sf of permanent exhibit space that, when combined with existing space, creates a 500,000-sf exhibition hall. Another 45,000 sf will be created for meeting space and 55,000 sf will be used as a ballroom. There are also 27 new loading docks, a new kitchen and food service areas, and administrative space included in the expansion. A new on-site truck marshaling facility will work to reduce move-in and move-out time for exhibits by 30 percent.

Originally, the project was estimated to cost $1.2 billion, but that price tag has since been upwardly revised to $1.5 billion. When complete, the expansion is expected to create 6,000 permanent jobs and $393 million in new annual economic activity.

 

Rendering courtesy of Empire State Development.

 

Rendering courtesy of Empire State Development.

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