Friday, June 01, 2007

Mall Audio: Modern Shopping Mall Life Cycles

On May 20, of last month, the state of the American shopping mall (or de-mall) was discussed on a segment of NPR's (National Public Radio) All Things Considered show. California's Sherman Oaks Galleria is mentioned, along with Northgate Center (Seattle) and Laurel Mall (Washington DC). Click the title below to visit the page and listen to the segment.

"A Mall Makeover" - Shopping malls are an icon of American pop culture, but they face extinction unless they modernize. Debbie Elliott visits a Washington, D.C., area mall that's getting a makeover for the 21st century.

Thanks to Chris, of Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches, for the link!

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Blogger pika23 said...

I really enjoyed thta NPR piece...especially dweezil zappa's Valley Girl song at the end

Sat Jun 02, 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Modlight said...

I can't wait to listen to this. I have been to all three of those malls, (lived in the areas) most recently the Northgate one which was a frightening experience. You could really see that at one point it had some classic mall design which they are now doing their best to shed.

Thu Jun 07, 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I hope they can bring new life to the Laurel Mall. You can tell it used to be nice, but now it's full of crappy "urban" here one week, gone the next type places. It's a shame.


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