Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric is the only manufacturer of spiral escalators in the world—but there aren't many. Now, a shopping mall in Shanghai has opened up two new iterations, each of which reach seven stories up into the building.
Searching for your lost car in the mall parking lot ranks high on the list of modern hells. But a new system, built from a mesh of networked cameras, tracks the vehicles of confused shoppers. Super convenience or ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE?
Minnesota, apparently the most mall-centric state in the country, is also the site of the earliest modern mall, Southdale Center in Edina. This is the grandaddy of our distinctly American enclosed retail spaces. USA! USA!