The parking garage at the east end of the mall was constructed with the addition of a Styx, Baer, and Fuller (later Dillards) department store in 1967, as was this massive concrete pit adjacent to the store.

Even in the mall's prime the spaces here were frequently vacant, presumably due to the threat of incurring damage to one's vehicle in the form objects (or teenagers) thrown from the upper level. During my time working at the mall I frequently heard reports from security officers of kids who had either jumped or fallen into the basin.

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