Javits Expansion Gets the Go-Ahead

With unanimous approval from the Public Authority Control Board, the last hurdle has been cleared in the 10-year-long process to expand New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, paving the way for construction to begin this fall.

The $1.7 billion expansion project, which will be completed in 2010, will increase exhibition space by 45 percent to 1.1 million square feet (from 760,000 square feet) and meeting space by 600 percent to 210,000 square feet (from 30,000 square feet).

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