6 days ago
Suburban malls around the country are shutting down, and the huge spaces offer a variety of opportunities for creative reuse.
March 8, 2019, 2pm PST
Malls in metropolitan Atlanta are thinking outside the (big) box to reposition in the age of the retail apocalypse.
February 8, 2018, 5am PST
A Texas mall that opened in 1968 and largely closed ten months ago has been picked by Texas Central Partners as the Houston terminal of the Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail. The site is far from downtown and distant from public transit.
March 26, 2016, 5am PDT
Lean Urbanism recently released a "lean" guide to sprawl repair—focusing on how to bring struggling shopping malls back to life.
November 14, 2015, 1pm PST
Using Greenwood, Indiana as an example, Eric McAfee discusses how the value of individual suburban malls depreciates over time. Shiny new shopping centers compensate for inevitable vacancies in older ones.
December 5, 2014, 1pm PST
A PBS Newshour economic correspondent visits the sites of former malls in Ohio and Massachusetts, some successfully repurposed, others in construction, and one in decay, speaking with economic experts along the way about the future of the mall.
November 1, 2012, 10am PDT
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.
February 7, 2012, 12pm PST
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.
March 31, 2011, 12pm PDT
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.
February 1, 2011, 7am PST
That's what Richard Reep proposes in this article looking at reuse options for vacant retail properties from strip malls to megamalls.
December 12, 2009, 1pm PST
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.
November 28, 2009, 1pm PST
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.
September 30, 2009, 9am PDT
Failing malls didn’t get into trouble overnight: most began their descent long before the tough climate.