How much work does it take to put the New York International Auto Show together? How popular is the event across social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram? What kind of people attend the event? Here is a look at the numbers before the 115th annual New York International Auto Show begins on April 3, 2015.
New York Auto Show basic numbers
With more than a million people attending the show annually and more than 1,000 vehicles on display, the show operates on 950,000 square feet of space with plenty of room to roam and more than 100 events to run seamlessly. This year, the show runs from April 3 until April 12, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults 13 and older and $7 for children under 12.
Auto show origins
The New York International Automobile Show became the first-ever auto exhibition in 1900. The event now features 100 different events, conferences, forums, ceremonies and roundtables. Above: Onlookers await an automobile demonstration at the Jacob Javits Convention Center windows during a press preview of the 2004 New York International Auto Show on April 7, 2004.
In 2014 alone, more than 63 vehicles made their world debut at the show. That number is expected to surpass 70 at this year's show. Above: Lights glow under a cover on the soon-to-be-unveiled Range Rover Sport from Land Rover during the first press preview day at the New York International Auto Show March 27, 2013.
Auto show attendees
According to an attendee survey conducted by the auto show, the average time spent at the event is 3.45 hours. Above: People walk through displays at the New York International Auto Show during the press preview on April 1, 2010.
More than 60 percent of attendees planned to buy a new car in the next year, according to numbers from an annual attendee review. About 678,000 households attended the 2014 show. Above: Shadows of media members are cast on a wall as they inspect the unveiled Chevrolet Impala at the show on April 4, 2012.
Attendees vary by location
New York Auto Show attendees came from a variety of places, with 27 percent from New York City, 27 percent from New Jersey, 20 percent from surrounding New York areas, 4 percent from Connecticut and 22 percent from elsewhere. Above: Toyota Scions on display at the show during the press preview on April 1, 2010.
Social media presence
Record numbers were seen at the 2014 auto show, with 483 million impressions total from the show – a 35 percent increase from 2013. More than 78,000 unique posts were made about the show, up 89 percent from the year earlier, and there was a 110 percent increase in the hashtag #NYIAS. Above: People attend a launch party for new versions of GM's Buick brand cars on March 26, 2013.
Man hours and workers
According to a 2014 annual review of the auto show, it took more than 133,000 hours of labor to put together and maintain. See a time lapse of the show coming together here. Above: A worker dusts a Smart car vehicle at the show during the press preview on April 1, 2010.
According to the auto show website, more than 2.2 million pounds of truss work was required to put the event together, weighing the equivalent of 4.89 Statues of Liberty. Pictured: Tire detail of the 2014 Devolro Diablo on display during the second press preview day at the show on March 28, 2013.
According to an annual media review of the 2014 auto show, total television viewership of the event increased by 42 percent to more than 883 million people. Total radio listeners were more than 85 million, and gross print/newspaper impressions rose to more than 1.6 billion. Above: People look at the new version of the Jeep Cherokee, the fourth since 1974, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on March 27, 2013.