The Awesome Reinvention of America’s Abandoned Malls





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Online shopping has led many of America's malls to shut down. Now colleges and medical clinics are buying up the abandoned spaces and giving them a new lease of life.

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Sources:

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Comments

  1. Temperance Raziel
    Temperance Raziel 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    Cool abandoned malls sound better than new churches to me.

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  2. Nishit Raj
    Nishit Raj 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    And not too long in the future , each such huge building will act like a
    self sufficient unit of its own with shopping, hospital, dwelling etc. And
    the top floors will be occupied by drug cartels. Until Judge Dredd arrives

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  3. Jake let me change my name Dagger back to normal
    Jake let me change my name Dagger back to normal 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    Capitalism, has its goods, has its bads, no system is perfect. 

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  4. Crick1952
    Crick1952 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    Sweet.

    119th

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  5. physicsmonkey2
    physicsmonkey2 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    turn them into town centers with terrace housing and a main street. (this
    idea was mentioned in a ted talk)

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  6. Wayneo Neo
    Wayneo Neo 27 March, 2015, 00:59
  7. Shovlaxnet
    Shovlaxnet 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    Have any of these abandoned malls been turned into skate parks, because
    usually around these places you see skateboarding kids. Perhaps they’re
    just looking for someplace to skate because the lack of rinks?

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  8. Lachende Mann
    Lachende Mann 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    I’d like to call this new-world-problems
    The USA has just too much space. Abanndoned buildings/estates in Europe
    that are acquirable and can be taken to an economical use are contested.

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  9. dirtybirdkustoms
    dirtybirdkustoms 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    “Third Place” you ever work for Starbucks? They used that phrase to
    describe their business….

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  10. Gorilla Lad
    Gorilla Lad 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    Wait a second are you telling me we can reuse buildings…. This will
    change cities!

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  11. OmarRPG
    OmarRPG 27 March, 2015, 00:59

    The mall 5 mins from my house is half the size and sucks. So we’d rather go
    1 hour away to the big mall

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