Debate Rages Over America's Largest Mall

Readers debate a recent Atlantic Monthly article on The Mall of America. Is the scale of development troubling?

Ian Frazier, in "The Mall of America," from the July/August Atlantic (and available online in the premium archive), writes that the country's largest mall is an expression of an American "dream ... of amplitude." Still, some dream of more: according to The New York Times (June 24, 2002), "Syracuse, NY, [is weighing] construction of DestiNY USA, [a] behemoth shopping, tourism and entertainment complex bigger in square footage than two Empire State Buildings and even bigger than Minnesota's Mall of America." Editor's note -- the source article is not available online.

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