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Cambridge "Galleria" Mall, Cambridge, MA
This Builder’s Risk loss is an example of a creative, innovative solution.In 1989, fire and smoke damage to a three-tier, 90-foot mall under construction, was complicated by the design/build specifications to the load bearing portions of the building. The glass atrium had surfaces that could not be reached via normal lift equipment and scaffolding, so we designed a safe working platform, suspending it from the structural steel in the atrium.
Carpet Fair, Baltimore, MD
In 1989, this 70,000 sq. ft. retail store and warehouse sustained fire, smoke and water damage in excess of 80% of the total footprint of the building. Full rolls of carpet were removed from 25 foot high racking by the salvor prior to restoration of the overhead structural components, as well as the storage racking; all while new product was being delivered on a daily basis. Careful scheduling of the removal of stock, cleaning of the overhead components, and managing delivery of incoming goods for sale complicated the scheduling efforts.
Century 21 Department Store, New York, NY
Lower Manhattan’s favorite retailer, located directly across the street from the World Trade Center, was completely encased with the fallout from the Twin Towers collapse on 9/11/01. The store’s front windows were blown in, and glass and dust covered its contents and inventory. The SOW included remediation of the fallout throughout the 200 sq. ft. store, and mold remediation in the lower level from the water seepage that constantly leaked into the building from the NYFD's efforts to extinguish the 9/11 fires, which burned for three months.
Levitz Furniture, Miami, FL
This 400,000 sq. ft. combination showroom/ warehouse was completely engulfed in smoke resulting from a fire in the warehouse area. The focus of this 1989 project was to have the showroom remain open in order to reduce business interruption and customer retention. The 200,000 sq. ft. showroom settings, furniture, and accessory items were cleaned and deodorized within a few days allowing the store to open in a limited way, and business to continue. Following removal of salvage from the warehouse, the structure, rack shelving units, and general contents were cleaned and deodorized and new merchandise was put into place.
Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA
This three-story shopping mall suffered moderate damage in 1994 when, in addition to the sprinkler systems going off, the large metal sculptures that hung 30 feet high from the ceiling in the main lobby, crashed to the floor causing damage to the glass windows of the adjacent stores. SOW included emergency services and dehumidification throughout the mall, which was able to reopen within only four days.
Tarrytown Mall, Rocky Mount, NC
In 1999, Hurricane Floyd completely flooded this 400,000 sq. ft. shopping mall, requiring an expert opinion as to restoration cost versus replacement. Insured elected to rebuild after our team exposed all hidden costs.