Upgrading An Urban Mall

Long considered an eyesore, New York's Atlantic Center mall is being remade.
May 31, 2004, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Instead of open, multilevel atriums where dozens of storefronts are easily captured by the naked consumerist eye, there are vast expanses of nothingness and dead corridors leading, it seems, to nowhere. In place of furnished common areas offering respite between purchasing bouts, there are broad stretches of shiny institutional floor tile and walls left bare save a hodgepodge of clown-colored signs advertising stores that no longer exist, or that cannot be reached without wending a route of circuitous switchbacks, or leaving the structure entirely."

Thanks to Todd Seidel

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Published on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 in The New York Times
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