The multi-story mall renovation required significant demolition of the center portion of the existing construction to allow for a new tenant lease space along with an elevated clerestory framed with structural steel trusses.
The design incorporated a new lateral load resisting system due to the demolition of the existing system.
Also included was new vertical transportation that required three-story escalator systems to be installed at each end of the mall concourse.
New mall entry schemes required the demolition of the existing parking deck ramps and the construction of new elevated ramps.
The project also consisted of four stand alone restaurants on building pads created by the construction of a 550 foot long retaining wall system along the edge of Shades Creek.
The 20 foot tall wall was supported on drilled piers bearing on rock with at grouted tieback system to resist lateral loading.