Zara, one of the world’s leading fashion retailers, selected Schimenti Construction to build its new flagship store at 666 Fifth Avenue. Zara’s largest US store, at approximately 39,000 square-feet, is located in a symbolic Manhattan building, the former NBA store.
Schimenti was tasked with the challenging demolition and structural which included lowering the second floor to provide a higher ceiling and installing new steel beams. In addition to two above ground sales floors, the store features a 20,000 square-foot lower level sales floor.
Once the structural work was completed, Schimenti constructed a new exterior facade, which required extensive glazing, a pre-cast stone structure and installation of extra large windows, giving the store an exciting and dramatic storefront. New elevators and escalators were also installed.