Lubbock South Plains Mall
South Plains Mall has been a fixture of our community since its opening in 1972 and is currently owned by Macerich of Santa Monica, CA. Unfortunately, after a winter storm dropped over 10” of snow, a section of the roof, in the middle of the mall, collapsed. Repairs to the collapsed area would be a collaborative effort between Interstate Restoration of Ft. Worth, TX, Build Rite Construction of Lubbock, TX, and Marks Crane and Rigging of Lubbock, TX. Extraction of the collapse was much easier than completion of the repairs, as the engineering team decided to bolster that section of the structure. A complete repair required the installation of beams that were 68’ long weighing 130lbs/ft @ a radius of 242’. To accomplish this, the GMK6400 needed full counterweight and 256’ of luffing jib. Placement of the beams was done at night while the mall was closed to ensure safety.