"My car's parked on the fifth level of the garage and it will be there tomorrow," he said. "This was a very isolated incident."
Engineers from Walker Restoration Consultants, a Kalamazoo, Mich.-based engineering firm, inspected the garage last Monday and Tuesday and found no major issues, Bird said.
An engineer with Forest City Enterprises, the company that owns the mall, was called in to inspect the entire structure, Charleston Building Commissioner Tony Harmon said.
Harmon went to the parking garage to ask mall officials to take precautionary measures to ensure the fourth floor ceiling did not collapse. Construction crews braced the fourth floor ceiling to to ensure it doesn't collapse under the weight of debris from the sixth floor.
Harmon also said the structural integrity of the parking building is still sound and it is not in danger of collapsing.
Bird said the Town Center is spending $300,000 on garage renovations this year, but Thursday's fall will be covered by the contractor's insurance policy.
He said it will take about two weeks to repair the fallen slab and construction work in the garage will be completed in time for the Christmas shopping season.