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7 Dead Shopping Centres That Found Surprising Second Lives

7 Dead Shopping Centres That Found Surprising Second Lives

The shopping centre is a dead and dying creature, its demise chronicled in photos that fill up entire websites and books. Not all, however, have to end up so sad and empty. When the shoppers are gone, these are still colossal pieces of infrastructure that can be repurposed, as medical…

This Abandoned Wasteland Was Once America’s Largest Shopping Centre

This Abandoned Wasteland Was Once America’s Largest Shopping Centre

The life and death of the American shopping centre is a familiar story by now. A few decades ago, these shrines to consumerism dotted suburbia, only to be denied relevance by a push back towards city centres. But few images express the scale of this trend as much as those…

What Kenya’s Mall Siege Reveals About The Urban Future Of War

What Kenya’s Mall Siege Reveals About The Urban Future Of War

A 2003 article in the Military Review has proven darkly prescient with last weekend’s terrorist siege of a shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Written by two retired US Army Lieutenant Colonels, the piece outlines the emergence of modern-day siege warfare tactics, or the invasion of large architectural structures.