Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City

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The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, commonly known as the Javits Center, is a large convention center located on Eleventh Avenue, between 34th and 40th streets, in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by architect James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The controversial and revolutionary space frame structure was begun in 1980, finished in 1986, and named for United States Senator Jacob Javits, who died that year. The Center is operated and maintained by the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, a New York State public-benefit corporation. The convention center has a total area space of 1,800,000 square feet (170,000 m2) and has 840,000 square feet (78,000 m2) of total exhibit space.
When the Center opened, it replaced the New York Coliseum as the city's major convention facility, making way for the demolition of the Coliseum and future construction of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. Today, it hosts events such as the New York International Auto Show and the New York Comic Con, and in 2016, it was also the location of Hillary Clinton's 2016 United States presidential election watching venue. It is billed as one of the busiest convention centers in the United States, but it is only the twelfth-largest.
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  • We toured the New York boat show at the Jacob Javits convention center this past weekend. It is a yearly event for us to take the opportunity to tour the center and learn about the new boat models...  more »
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  • This convention center is like a small city within the city. The location is a bit out of the way, but that makes sense considering the size of the place. Every time I have been here it has been very clean and even when it’s packed there are spaces to get away from the crowds. If you need a quieter space to get away from the crowds and regroup I suggest going down to the halls near the food court, but not quite into the food court. They are close to a restroom, much quieter, and even though there are a lot of people you can find a spot where you aren’t right next to anyone.
  • Great place for conventions. Can host about 5 or more events at once.. outside they have street vendors. Nothing impressive but it gives the place a-hood look. Other than that the company I work for hosted an event there. The place was packed.. beautiful haired women looking for some great hair and skin products as well make up goods... nice ambience, music and most of all the place has a great amount of security guards all over. You would definitely would love to come here

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