Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Winrock Shopping Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico - circa early '60s

I believe this is a photo from around the mall's opening in 1961 (and it looks like it). Winrock Mall has been dying a slow death for years now (even their website is dead), but it's currently in the midst of a major redevelopment makeover, with most of the stores closed (except the ones with seperate outside entrances), as the work gets underway for a grand re-opening in 2007.

Oh, and yes, they're morphing it into a "pedestrian-friendly" outdoor market center, to be called the Winrock MarketCenter (genius!). Taking the "mall" out of the Mall yet again, as is the De Facto reuse retail trend these days. At any rate, there are lots of good resource links below for anyone interested, and also be sure and check out the great bird's eye view at the aerial link.

Mall history: 1961 - present
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view
Resource articles: 1, 2. 3. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Previous entries: 1


Blogger Scott Parsons said...

What's the monster mall across the street?

Wed Sep 06, 12:22:00 PM  

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