Work on the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center continues to progress in Hudson Yards. The massive expanse of steelwork is in place and offers a sense of the scale of the 1.2-million-square-foot addition. Tvsdesign is the designer and Empire State Development Corporation is the developer of the new northern wing, which is expected to cost $1.5 billion. Once completed, the project will bring the convention center’s combined square footage to 3.3 million and add an extra 22,000 square feet to the largest green roof in New York City. The construction and design build is being overseen by Lendlease in a joint venture with Turner Construction Company.
Photos below show the site and the scale of the property.
The highest point of the steel superstructure is 180 feet tall and has a slight and subtle pitch to the roofline.
The giant parking garage features thick reinforced concrete walls and is located on the northern end of the site.
The curtain wall is not installed yet, but should likely go up sometime next year.
Below are several shots of the expansion from above.
The development includes a four-level, 655,000-square-foot truck garage with freight elevators and 27 loading docks. Above that will be a multi-story atrium, 90,000 square feet of permanent exhibition spaces, a 500,000-square-foot exhibition hall, a 45,000-square-foot meeting room, and a 55,000-square-foot ballroom that will be the largest on the East Coast. A green roof will cap the new structure and include a terrace overlooking the Hudson River and Hudson Yards, capable of accommodating 1,500 people.
Completion is expected in 2021.