May 16, 2007

At a Crain's New York Business breakfast forum last Wednesday, Pat Foye, downstate chair of the Empire State Development Corp., said the expansion of New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center would stay more or less within the geographical boundaries set by Gov. George Pataki's administration. Following disapproval expressed by new Gov. Eliot Spitzer's administration that the proposed increase of 300,000 square feet of meeting space at a cost of $1.8 billion is too small, architects reportedly are working on ways to add more space either within the confines of the current acreage or possibly by expanding south.