City to Convert Piers into Trade Show Space

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The expansion of the Javits Convention Center is in limbo, but today the city moved forward to increase the amount of trade show space just a few blocks north.

The Economic Development Corporation said Vornado Realty Trust would renovate Pier 94, which is already in use for temporary exhibitions... It will also convert Pier 92, once used for shipping into convention halls.

The $100 million project will double the amount of trade show space for a total of 355,000 square feet. That would still be just about a third of what the Javits Center expansion was supposed to provide before funding difficulties stalled its planning.

The renovations at the Hudson River piers, which are located between 51st and 54th streets, will be phased in. Events that currently use Pier 94, such as the Armory Show art fair, can continue to take place there without interruption.

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