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Five Alternatives to the Mall Worth Looking At
Elaine Misonzhnik explains why American developers may want to look outside our borders for ideas:
"For one, U.S. developers tend to be more conservative when it comes to design, leading to a more cookie-cutter approach even when owners venture into newer property types like lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects. Secondly, building codes in the U.S. tend to be more restrictive, limiting the variety of building types and materials that can be employed."
A large mall going up in Morocco could be one model, which uses an unique design that mimics the waterfront it fronts.