Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a large convention center at 11th Avenue on the west side of Manhattan. The revolutionary space frame structure was built in 1986 and named for New York United States Senate Senator Jacob K. Javits, who died that year. The exhibit space is over 62,700 m2. Planning and constructing a convention center on Manhattan's west side has had a long and controversial history, including efforts starting in the early 1970s to produce a mega project involving a redevelopment concept. On October 16, 2006, a ground breaking ceremony was held to start construction of an expansion which will expand the center's size by 45 %, and include a hotel, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. The project is scheduled for completion by 2010.
How to get there?
Busses M34: Runs east/west on 34th Street. Stops on 11th Avenue outside the Javits Center and at Penn Station.
M42: Runs east/west on 42nd street. Stops directly outside the Javits Center and at Grand Central Station.
Port Authority: New Jersey Transit and other buses arrive at the Port Authority terminal at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The M42 will bring you from there to the Javits Center.