Monday, July 02, 2007

The Daily Mall Reader: Winrock Center Redevelopment

A daily dose of mall-related reading...

"Winrock's full-circle face lift"
Tired of being called "Windy-Rock," the open-air shopping center got walled-off and air-conditioned in 1975, one of many makeovers since it opened in 1961. But now those walls are coming down.

Albuquerque Tribune Online - August 19, 2002

(Excerpt) Winrock Center has gone through a multitude of phases and changes in its 41 years. Its next big transformation is set to begin soon, with a wrecking ball.

Winrock's owners plan to turn the state's third-largest mall into an open-air, urban-feeling shopping and office complex.

"This is a new trend that, based on consumer demand, we're moving toward," said Shelton Weeks, general manager of the 900,000-square-foot Albuquerque shopping center. "We're moving toward what we would call a new urbanism or what we call a live-work-play environment."

The new "The Avenue-Winrock" will be an open-air center reminiscent of a downtown shopping district. It will have two "avenues" splitting it in three quadrants. At their axis will be a remodeled Dillard's department store.

Read the full article here.

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Anonymous didi said...

Guess that won't be happening now that there is one across the street. Too bad so sad.

If Victory Gruen were to read about this "new urban center" crap I am sure he would be rolling around in his grave. I know I am and I don't even have one!

Mon Jul 02, 10:43:00 AM  

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