Schimenti Construction’s work at Hudson Yards highlights higher-end retail

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Schimenti Construction’s work at Hudson Yards highlights higher-end retail

By Marianne Wilson - 04/01/2019
About 10% of the higher-end retail shops open at the new Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s Far West Side were built by one general contractor.

Schimenti Construction Company played a key role in helping many of the retail brands come to life in The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. The Schimenti-driven projects were Athleta, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Citarella, Dunhill, H&M, Kenzo, Rhone, Sephora, Scanlan Theodore, Tory Burch and Zara.

Each Schimenti-constructed space had different parameters and its own set of unique challenges in transforming the retail building into something for everyone. For example, Schimenti built out a new design for luxury menswear brand Dunhill London in what is the first implementation of a new store design in North America.

With custom fabricated millwork from London and marble tile elements from China, the Dunhill space embodies the definition of high-end. A custom-designed storefront was installed with dramatic tall entry doors and antique brass finished hardware to further emphasize the splendor of the space.

For Sephora’s new store at Hudson Yards, Schimenti collaborated with Cincinnati-based design firm FRCH Nelson, to develop a space featuring modern finishes which highlight the fun and glamorous feel synonymous with the global beauty giant.

“For Schimenti, it was the honor of a lifetime to play even a small role in building such a truly historic and transformative project as Hudson Yards,” said Matthew Schimenti, president of Schimenti Construction Company. “We were exceptionally proud to be part of such a tremendous and hardworking team of individuals – from the master developer to our retail clients and everyone on the ground who made this dream a reality over the past decade.”

The Hudson Yards development – which took 11 years to complete and cost nearly $25 billion – will ultimately include 16 separate building encircling The Vessel, a permanent art installation designed by Thomas Heatherwick. The 18 million sq. ft. area is divided between living spaces, offices, and leisure activities. More than one million square feet is dedicated exclusively to The Shops at Hudson Yards. Click here for more.