Summer 2015 Edition


Schimenti Construction is thrilled to have built the world’s largest H&M store, recently opened in Herald Square at the intersection of Broadway and 34th Street. The store’s May 20th grand opening celebration was highlighted by a performance by Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend. Legend cut the ribbon and met privately with twenty very lucky randomly selected attendees. The first thousand shoppers at the grand opening received special passes valued from $10 to $1,000.

The flagship H&M is located in iconic Herald Center, the home of many preeminent national and international retailers. Occupying almost 63,000 square feet on four floors, the structure boasts several eye-catching features. Among them is a 61-foot by 45-foot terrazzo tile wall that runs from the ceiling of the cellar level to the ceiling of the third floor. The first floor atrium features a 26-foot by 16-foot LCD viewing screen, while the second floor atrium is highlighted by a stunning 21 foot-tall Rain of Light chandelier. A custom illuminated façade wraps around the exterior on 33rd and 34th Streets and Sixth Avenue...

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Schimenti Construction recently completed a Nike Community Store in Brooklyn, the first of its kind to be built in New York City and the fifth overall. Located in the heart of the Flatbush neighborhood, this 19,000-square-foot building was completed on an accelerated schedule in only eight and a half weeks.

The mission of these Community Stores is to help the local community thrive. Nike aims to do this by hiring 80 percent or more of the store’s employees from within a five-mile radius; by sponsoring and partnering with local community organizations; and by encouraging neighborhood residents to lead more active lives through the power of sports.

In this build- out of an existing prewar structure, Nike wished to emphasize the building’s distinctive architecture and history. Schimenti restored the existing brick and metalwork and preserved exposed bricks, hardwood flooring, and features such as the atrium windows and staircase...

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More than 100 retailers, architects, national vendors and business partners of Schimenti Construction gathered on June 24th at The Refinery Rooftop, the crown jewel of The Refinery Hotel, a century-old hat factory turned luxury hotel in the historic Garment District of New York. Attendees enjoyed the summer evening amid breathtaking views of the Empire State Building while networking with like-minded professionals over cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Attending were professionals from retailers H&M, Michael Kors, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Ulta, Under Armour and Zegna, as well as architectural firms Callison, Gensler, HBC Architects, Kenneth Park Architects and TPG Architecture...

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