BOMA Honors Javits Center
The Building Owner and Managers Association of Greater New York honored the Javits Center at the organization's 2015 Pinnacle Awards in February. The Javits Center won the prestigious Pinnacle Award in the Government category for its recent top-to-bottom renovation, which included new façade, flooring, mechanical and telecommunications systems, as well as a host of sustainability upgrades that has reduced the building’s energy consumption by 26%. As a part of the renovation project, a 6.75-acre green roof was constructed, making it the second largest of its kind in the United States. The awards ceremony was held at Chelsea Piers on February 26, where hundreds of representatives from buildings throughout the region also attended.
“We are honored to be recognized by BOMA for the work we have done to transform this 2.1-million square foot property,” said New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and CEO Alan Steel. “Following the renovation, the excitement filling our halls has never been greater, and as a result, we are hosting more events than at any other time in our history, strengthening the local economy and spurring job creation throughout the Empire State. I would like to thank all those responsible for this project, including the New York Convention Center Development Corporation, FXFOWLE/Epstein and Tishman Construction, as well as all of our dedicated employees.”
“Improving the Javits Center has helped to improve our business, and that means a busier building and a better economy for New Yorkers,” said Kenneth Sanchez, Vice President of Facilities Management. “Since the completion of the renovation, our events have experienced significant boosts in attendance, while our customers enjoy all of the new amenities, from a state-of-the-art WiFi system to renovation restrooms to new seating areas and food courts.”