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Highland Mall: Austin, Texas #deadmall #abandoned

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I Woke Up Dead at the Mall

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Rolling Acres Mall, 2008 - Brian Ulrich #deadmall #abandoned

To say this will be good for small businesses and "urban shopping districts" is an absolute farce. This will be worse for them--the way people are shopping is fundamentally changing. People are buying everything online, its part of our new anti-social culture. brick and morter respond by cutting back staff to boost profit-which in turn makes stores a bigger hassle thus increasing online sales. I think we're in for another huge change to malls within the next decade--they can't afford to hold the inventory. There will be a showroom in everycity, order with your smart phone and free shipment to your house with your phone. We'll see a lot more dead malls in the near future.

Kind of a silly point to make mentioning multiple malls that have been eliminated, repurposed, or demolished for new uses?I think Eastern Hills has come very far with the current/new ownership group. A few years back when they were just sold they were in real dire straits. I feel its a great "local" mall--like Mckinley was before it was driven into the ground. WNY retail ecnomy is 100% driven by the Canadian dollar/visitor...without the Canadians there would be drastic closings overnight--we're severly over retailed for our declining population and lack of wealth. But they keep coming? I've been told the dollar would have to drop back to 90's levels for it not to be worth it..To say this will be good for small businesses and "urban shopping districts" is an absolute farce. This will be worse for them--the way people are shopping is fundamentally changing. People are buying everything online, its part of our new anti-social culture. brick and morter respond by cutting back staff to boost profit-which in turn makes stores a bigger hassle thus increasing online sales. I think we're in for another huge change to malls within the next decade--they can't afford to hold the inventory. There will be a showroom in everycity, order with your smart phone and free shipment to your house with your phone. We'll see a lot more dead malls in the near future.

Dead Malls: Deserted and Disused Shopping Centres

Interestingly, e-commerce is not behind the rise of “dead malls”.

They're a blight on America’s suburban landscape: hulking dead shopping malls, many with boarded windows, sagging rooftops and parking lots full of weeds.

The American shopping mall saw its Golden Age from 1956 to 2005, across the country. But no new enclosed mega-mall has been built since 2006. And while about 1,200 malls are still standing, many have been abandoned and sit on the outskirts of American cities like strange coffins of commerce. In a new book called "," the photographer captures the demise of many of these dead malls in images charged with a kind of haunting beauty.