Dead Malls

Five years ago, Graham Weston, the chairman and co-founder of Rackspace, had a wild vision to transform an abandoned mall into his company's headquarters. His unique approach has revitalized the adjacent city of Windcrest, a suburb of San Antonio.
Nov 1, 2012   The New York Times
Stephanie Clifford documents the extraordinary lengths malls across the country are going to in hopes of attracting customers in the face of e-commerce and a battered economy.
Feb 7, 2012   The New York Times
New South China Mall in Dongguan, China has been 99% vacant since it was built in 2005. Is Chinese development running amok? Sarah Goodyear looks at a recent documentary that explains why the mall was built.
Mar 31, 2011   Grist
That's what Richard Reep proposes in this article looking at reuse options for vacant retail properties from strip malls to megamalls.
Feb 1, 2011   New Geography
Photographer Brian Ulrich has been taking pictures of dead mall and big-box retail across the country. The Morning News presents a photo gallery of his work.
Dec 12, 2009   The Morning News
Mark Dery looks back at the birth and death of the mall, from Victor Gruen to the present collapse, then beyond to proposals for reusing and revitalizing mall spaces.
Nov 28, 2009   Design Observer
Failing malls didn’t get into trouble overnight: most began their descent long before the tough climate.
Sep 30, 2009   Building Place Notebook