Malls were great in the 80's. Or so I hear. Big clothes. Even bigger hair. Comic book stores, record shops, arcades, and movie theaters. And a bunch of bored folks goofing around indoors because there was nothing else to do. Ah, what a carefree life those youths lived. This short animation, Mall 84 by Gervais…
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.
Bangkok's New World Mall was once a shopping center, but today it serves as a giant fish pond, its waterlogged lower level completely overtaken by koi.
Two retired U.S. Lieutenant Colonels predicted the Nairobi mall terrorist attack scenario in the September/October 2003 edition of Military Review. The worst thing is that a) their solutions are appalling and b) they say it's bound to happen again, perhaps in a stadium or a mall in the United States.
Do you think you could survive a few hours in a zombie-infested mall with a rifle and a few buddies? The British company Wish.co.uk lets you test out your zombie killing skills with an airsoft course set inside an abandoned mall, filled with shambling actors.
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!