Gov. Andrew Cuomo requests design ideas for Javits Center expansion

Cuomo is requesting ideas from design firms for his $1 billion Javits Center expansion plan.

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.

Ivan Pereira