OwnerThe Macerich Company
Santa Monica, CA
Developer/Construction ManagerWilmorite Construction, LLC
- January 2004-September 2005
- Owner/Management/Construction Manager
RTKL Associates, Inc.
The three-story expansion to Tysons Corner Center rises more than 90 feet above grade at the east end of the mall. Combined with the renovation of the former JC Penney store, it adds 520,000 square feet of first-class retail and entertainment space. The upper level houses a 16-screen movie theater with stadium seating. The integration of such a large movie complex within the building posed particular challenges to the structural and mechanical design. The exterior of the building features a combination of brick, stone, metal cladding and curtain wall finishes.
A new seven-level, 1,618-car parking garage was constructed adjacent to the expansion. The new garage includes an interior express ramp to facilitate the flow of traffic. Four pedestrian bridges connect both the new and the existing parking terraces to the mall’s new expansion. An existing terrace was retrofitted with an exterior speed ramp to improve access.
The site development portion of the project included the relocation of an existing four-lane ring road and the relocation of underground utilities. The rerouting of a 60” diameter storm sewer required excavation to a 35’ depth and installation of a new 1,200’ long section.