• 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.

Hall des Lumières, 49 Chambers Street, New York, NY

40,000
Square Feet

45 Weeks
Timeline

Landmark
Historic Building Renovation

Project Tour | Hall des Lumières, 49 Chambers Street, New York, NY

Hall des Lumières, 49 Chambers Street, New York, NY

  • “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

In The News

New York City
landmark is reborn as
Hall Des Lumières

“Hall des Lumières is the first permanent, purpose-designed center in the United States from Culturespaces, the company that originated the current wave of immersive digital art experiences.”
Real Estate Weekly

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