We made sure construction didn’t stop the buses at the bus stop.

360,000 square feet
Brooklyn, NY
  • Complete gut and renovation
  • Smart communications
  • Exterior facade constructed without interrupting busiest bus station in the MTA

Aurora’s second project with Macerich was the renovation of a vacated Sears building at the Kings Plaza mall in Brooklyn, NY. As a complete gut and renovation of a four-story concrete building anchored to the existing mall, it presented it’s share of surprises and complex challenges as follows:

  • Demolition of the exterior facade and 360,000 sf of interiors
  • New Flashbush Ave facade
  • 12 New escalators and 12 elevators
  • Complete roof replacement
  • Utility and fire alarm upgrades for all four floors
  • Extensive coordination for all major tenant utilities, roof-top equipment, vertical transportation, duct shafts, and fire alarm integration
  • Coordination around the MTA bus schedule (front of the mall is a major hub for the Brooklyn Bus Line)
  • Extensive planning with the mall’s operations and MTA to ensure uninterrupted service
  • Implementation of an accelerated schedule to accommodate design changes mid-construction
  • Project completed on time in less than seven months
Kings Plaza - Exterior photo of corner store
Kings Plaza - Exterior photo of escalators
Kings Plaza - Exterior photo of stores
Kings Plaza - Interior photo of lobby