More than at any time since its opening in 1986, the Javits
Center is fullling its mission as the Marketplace for the World®
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York (Javits Center) is an architectural vision. Built in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan New York City, this once controversial center is now a thriving establishment. Construction of the center began in 1980 and was completed in 1986. The center was named after U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits. The building houses 840,000 square feet of exhibit space in a campus that covers 1,800,000 square feet of land, the 12th largest center in the U.S.
The center hosts many famous events, such as the New York International Auto Show and the New York Comic Con, with the New York City Convention Center Operating Corporation promoting the center as the busiest in the nation. The Javits Center has undergone multiple renovations over the last decade and consists of two large exhibition halls and a special events hall, with an onsite cafeteria/restaurant and a total breakout meeting space of more than 103,000 square feet. It is serviced by the New York City Subway 7 trains on 34th Street and has surface parking for 140 cars. Future Javits’ expansions aim to replace the semi-permanent Javits North with expanded exhibit and meeting spaces and further the ongoing Hudson Yards development.