World's Biggest Mall A Ghost Town

A huge mall in China -- the largest in the world -- has just a 1% occupancy rate.
March 10, 2011, 8am PST | Nate Berg
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

The mall is located in Dongguan, between two emerging megacities. But growth has not reached the midpoint soon enough for the mall.

"While China recently announced 45 new airports due to booming travel growth, several of their development projects have been enormous duds. The New South China Mall is twice the size of Minnesota's Mall of America, but hovers at around a 1% occupancy. The rows of empty shops are piped with serene elevator music, and guards police the empty halls with echoing footsteps."

Full Story:
Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in Gadling
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email