The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, touted as “the busiest convention center in the United States,” recently completed a 110,000 square feet expansion, as well as renovations to the center such as the installation of a new 240,000 square feet glass curtain wall, and the construction of a green roof, according to Trade Show News.
“The Javits Center fuels the economic engines of New York City and New York State unlike any other facility, and with our renovation complete, we have more horsepower than ever before,” said Alan Steel, CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, which owns and operates the facility. He added, “The landmark renovation of the Javits Center exemplifies the importance of the building to New Yorkers and its business community, and we are happy to be an integral part of the upcoming development of the West Side neighborhood. I would like to thank Governor Cuomo and his staff, Empire State Development, the design and construction teams and our entire work force for their commitment to ensuring our continued success.”
The multimillion-dollar renovation that began in 2009 included the addition of the green roof and the installation of energy-efficient glass, among other improvements that allowed the building to obtain Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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