The eerie quality of man-made structures that have become completely abandoned exists outside of Fukushima Daiichi’s exclusion zone, where convenience stores and homes have stood utterly still since a reactor meltdown made the area uninhabitable in 2011. The same sort of disuse is probably somewhere in your nearest…
We’ve seen plenty of dead malls reborn as unusual things, from high schools to greenhouses. The Taiwanese city of Tainan is one-upping them all by tearing down an aging mall to create a network of sandy, shady lagoons.
Like most suburbs that were built in the 1950s or 60s, Cupertino has a once-hopping mega mall that’s now a crumbling eyesore. But unlike most suburbs, Cupertino is now a very affluent hub of Silicon Valley capitalism.