This four-level, 1,300-car
parking structure serves the Lakeside Shopping Center; a shopping center
regularly touted as one of the busiest in the country. The garage serves the
entire shopping mall, but specifically offers connecting pedestrian bridges to the
Macy’s Department Store, one of the mall’s major anchors.
The massive foundation
includes 617 ninety-foot, precast, pre-stressed concrete piles. In addition, over 1,200 one-piece timber
piles were used to support the first floor slab and the large construction
crane loading. A highly compressed
construction period was necessary for this project in order to be complete for
the Macy’s Grand Opening and the 2008 Holiday Season. The use of precast piles, precast panels, and
double tees resulted in an efficient construction sequencing, allowing
electrical, mechanical, plumbing and finishes to closely follow the erection of
precast for the length of the building.
This structure measures
178-feet wide by 633-feet long. Tindall, a longtime pre-cast partner of
Broadmoor’s, installed over 7,329 cubic yards of concrete, with the heaviest
piece weighing in at 53,750 pounds. The
project had a total of 1,023 precast pieces, making it one of the largest
pre-cast projects in the region to-date.
The project won the Best
Concrete Project Award from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Concrete
Institute in 2008.
Owner: Lakeside Shopping Center
Architect: Broadmoor, LLC
Contract Value: $29,000,000
Services: Design-Build Contractor