Friday, October 06, 2006

NorthPark Center

Dallas, Texas - circa 1960s

I happened across these cool photos at OmniPlan.com (the architectural firm that handled NorthPark Center's most recent expansion project, as well as the mall's original construction). Here are a few of their design notes from the site:
"The original design concept for NorthPark set a consistent standard of quality in materials, architectural detailing and use of natural light. NorthPark was the first shopping center to be constructed using one major building material and to initiate a policy of controlled signage.

The interior is spacious and grand from one court to the next, softened year round by the careful selection and maintenance of blooming interior plantings. Extensive landscaping, indoor art and outdoor sculpture make this facility unique among shopping centers."
Mall History: 1965 - present
Developer: Raymond Nasher
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2

(images courtesy of OmniPlan)



3 Comments:

Blogger BIGMallrat said...

This is a beautiful mall, but the photos don't give it justice. It looks cold and sterile. No pizzazz or interest. Just very "controlled." However, the mall is full of architectural features that make it stunning, when looked on the whole. The lack of small details on a grander scale is very appropriate and complimentary.
Scott

Fri Oct 06, 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger hushpuppy said...

I was just there a few months ago and, even with the new wing, it is still a beautiful, elegant shopping center.

If you're a Neiman-Marcus groupie, their NorthPark store really is their de-facto flagship. The downtown store is rather dated and tired but they continue to pour money into NorthPark and it's dazzling.

Barney's New York is moving into at least part of the old Lord & Taylor space further establishing NorthPark as Dallas' premier shopping venue.

Fri Oct 06, 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

There is but one NorthPark. These aren't the best shots, but they're hinting at the greatness within.

Sat Oct 07, 10:23:00 PM  

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