Twisted steel ribbons catch passersby’s eyes
Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.4 billion national construction management firm, has announced the completion of the PANDORA Jewelry concept shop at Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States since Rockefeller Center. Located on the third floor of the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, PANDORA opened its doors March 15.
PANDORA at Hudson Yards marks Shawmut’s fourth project with the brand, following work on locations at the World Trade Center in New York City and Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach. Shawmut worked closely with the jewelry brand to bring its vision to life in a highly captivating manner as it takes a prominent space in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood.
“We are proud to be a part of the highly skilled team that ushered in a new wave of retail to Manhattan’s West Side, including PANDORA’s newest outpost,” says David Margolius, VP of retail at Shawmut Design and Construction. “At Shawmut, our reputation for successfully working in logistically complex environments, hitting tight deadlines, and offering certainty of outcome and high levels of client satisfaction led us to work on three different retail brands opening their Hudson Yards locations.”
The highlight of the new, 1,000-sq.-ft. PANDORA location is the storefront; steel twisted ribbon panels attract shoppers to the prime corner location. These panels artfully contrast the drywall ceilings and tile flooring throughout the interior of the space. PANDORA’s hand-finished jewelry is displayed on the owner-supplied jewelry case millwork, wall-mounted millwork panels, and other standalone millwork. The store also features ceiling lighting and lighting integrated within the jewelry cases.
PANDORA is one of three Shawmut-built retail destination at Hudson Yards. The firm also completed the first-ever New York City location for Forty Five Ten, as well as the new Watches of Switzerland shop. Additionally, Shawmut helped shape the Hudson Yards dining experience via its work on six restaurants, including TAK Room, Bouchon Bakery, Hudson Yards Grill, Estiatorio Milos, Kāwi, and its corresponding grab-and-go business, Peach Mart.