Complementing the Aqueduct Racetrack and taking advantage of the proximity of JFK Airport, the MTA and AirTrain mass transit, this exciting project envisions a dynamic and fun mixed-use complex that will become a major international destination for conventions, meetings, conferences, trade shows and entertainment.
When fully built, the complex would include over 2.6 million SF of convention and meeting space, over 5,000 hotel rooms, parking for almost 24,000 cars, and a direct link to improved mass transit facilities. The hotel and convention facilities will dramatically surround the Aqueduct Racetrack. An exciting multi-destination entertainment complex can eventually replace the racetrack and its infield if, and when, racing is discontinued there.
The proposed project would be developed in several stages so that the program can be logically implemented in accordance with market and economic conditions as well as site and operational constraints that affect construction sequencing. Each stage of development would adapt the convention and meeting facility to respond to the diversity of the marketplace.
Design Principal: Richard Benton Friedson, FAIA
Photography: Richard Benton Friedson, FAIA