The Westfield Topanga Mall is located in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The mall itself spans more than two million square feet and features such stores as Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Target. Penhall Company was hired to complete demolition and abatement work to the former Sears store, a 150,000 square foot building which was originally constructed in 1952.
Demolitions required engineer plants to isolate the North side of the building from the existing Westfield Mall. The isolation was completed using a floor-by-floor method with 16,000 lbs spin aces. Once the isolation was complete, the rest of the building was demolished using a 200,000 lbs demo machine.