The Herald Center on 34th Sreet in Herald Square is getting an all new look. The blue, glass facade is being replaced in what seems like an attempt to make the often-overlooked Herald Square more glamorous like Times Square. As reported by Ephemeral New York, with the work underway, the original 1902 building has been revealed under the sheets of blue glass.
A limestone building, originally Saks & Company’s flagship 34th Street store, it later became part of Gimbel’s. It was then sold to Korvette’s in the 1960s which went bankrupt in 1980. The lovely stone building was then covered in glass in 1985 and made into a vertical mall called the “Herald Center.” Replacing Daffy’s will be a huge H&M store.