Earlier this week, Empire State Development selected Lendlease Corporation and Turner Construction Company to build the 1.2-million-square-foot expansion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in Hudson Yards. Atlanta-based firm tvsdesign is the architect on the development team, Commercial Observer reported, and has presumably replaced FXFOWLE Architects.
The expansion will include an additional 90,000 square feet of exhibition space for a total of 500,000 square feet, 45,000 square feet of meeting space, a 55,000-square-foot ballroom, a pavilion, as well as an expansive outdoor roof terrace. There will also be a truck garage and mechanical space. There is a financial incentive to complete the project by 2021.