Baystate West Mall
Springfield, Massachusetts - 1974
How's this one for that Space Age, futuristic look! It's a veritable shopping mall fantasy dreamscape if ever there was one! This is now the ginormous Tower Square retail/service space in Springfield, as the Baystate West Mall name is no more.
This beautiful photo (originally from an April '74 issue of Architectural Record) was kindly submitted by MOA reader, Jason Cawood, who related that the incredible giant mirrored cube piece in the center of the shot, actually slowly rotated in place! Just imagine that. Amazing. Yep, those were the days, folks.
Thanks very much for the great picture, Jason, and the cool story behind it! Feel free to send along anything else you come across in the future. :)