Javits Center Expansion: A Discussion

This Tuesday, the Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation wil be holding a discussion on the Javits Center, moderated by Charles Bagli, of the New York Times. Participants include Kent Barwick (President, Municipal Art Society), Henry Wollman (Director, Steven L. Newman Institute Baruch College), and David Weprin (Chair, Finance Committee New York City Council).

Full release is after the jump.

The Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation

Presents a discussion:

The Javits Center Expansion:
Will it become a world class facility?

Featuring
Kent Barwick
President, Municipal Art Society

Henry Wollman
Director, Steven L. Newman Institute Baruch College (CUNY)

David Weprin
Chair, Finance Committee New York City Council

Moderator

Charles Bagli
New York Times

Will the proposed Javits expansion now become competitive with its larger competitors? Is it designed in the most efficient and affordable way? How will it be able to avoid the fate of most convention centers which do not live up to expectations and become financial disappointments? Will the largest conventions now consider coming to New York despite our costs being higher than most other cities?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
6:30 P.M. Prompt
(Free and open to the public – Reception to follow)
***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AT THE CUNY GRADUATE CENTER***:

The Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street
(Between Park and Madison Avenue)
NO RSVP NECESSARY