The Hall des Lumières is an immersive public art experience located in the former Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, a New York City Historic Landmark Building.
Schimenti provided construction management services, including the careful restoration of the existing space, interior marble, columns, original bank tellers, stained glass windows, and sculptures — which serves as a multi-sensory backdrop to this unique public art space. This state-of-the-art space creates an immersive creative outlet for visitors and the local community.
The project team included design studio Woods Bagot, Schimenti Construction Company, Avison Young, Culturespaces, a French design group that specializes in the adaptive reuse of historic buildings into video-powered canvases, and IMG, a British global sports, entertainment, and media company.
This particular build required careful coordination of permitting and detailed restoration while integrating the latest technology, building systems, and audiovisual equipment.
Stained Glass Restoration
US Location by Culturespaces
Historic Building Renovation
Restored Banking Vault
“Schimenti identified historic renovation opportunities – old and new – as this particular build required careful coordination of permitting and detailed restoration while integrating the latest in technology, building systems, and audiovisual equipment.”
- – Oliver Holland, Senior Director, Project Management
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