Schimenti Construction Company is steadily at work in Manhattan’s Herald Square shopping district building the largest-ever H&M store in the world. Slated to be completed in spring 2015, the store will occupy 62,394 square feet on four floors. This H&M flagship, at 1293 Broadway in iconic Herald Center, is the exclusive home of pre-eminent national retail chains. The scope of the new construction includes all-new elevators and escalators, highlighted by a stunning “Rain of Light” display at the escalator atrium. Schimenti is also creating a dramatic interior LED wall and four story terrazzo wall feature which includes mirrored walls and ceiling. The first three floors of the building will be covered in a glass façade and adorned with eye-catching billboard-style campaign images. This is the third H&M store being built by Ridgefield, Conn.-based Schimenti. The company currently is near completion of H&M in Valley Stream, N.Y. and, in lower Manhattan, H&M’s first-in-the-United States COS (Collection of Style) branded store is scheduled for completion this month. The project architect for H&M’s new flagship is Kenneth Park Architects of New York City.
The January 2018 Summit location and date will be announced in the CCR March/April 2017 issue.