News Gov. Andrew Cuomo requests design ideas for Javits Center expansion A undated photo of the Javits Center from Google Maps. Photo Credit: Google Maps By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 April 12, 2016 2:40 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email If you have an idea on how to expand the Javits Center, Gov. Andrew Cuomo would like to hear from you. The governor announced a request for qualifications from design firms for his $1 billion plan to add more space to the West Side convention hall. The state will select three winners in May and chose a developer in June. In January, Cuomo announced the 30-year-old center will add 1.2 million additional square feet to accommodate the growing demand for convention space. The addition will give the Javits Center five times more meeting room space and a new ballroom. Log onto esd.ny.gov for more information on the competition. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.