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Shopping mall paradox: Stefan Al on why shopping malls aren’t dying?

United States Architecture News - Mar 29, 2017 - 16:58   8733 views

Shopping mall paradox: Stefan Al on why shopping malls aren’t dying?

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Certainly, the Westfield World Trade Center seems to demonstrate that it is not the mall that is declining, but suburbia. The mall, meanwhile, is becoming urban.

In fact, a new breed of shopping centre is integrating so seamlessly into its urban surroundings that it can be difficult to draw any line between city and mall whatsoever. London’s Boxpark, Las Vegas’s Downtown Container Park and Miami’s Brickell City Centre are examples of mall-like environments that try to weave into the street life of a city.....Continue Reading

Top image: Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center, NY. Image © Hufton + Crow

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