Abandoned Megamall in the United States. capitalism sunset
At the height of the consumer society across the country grew like mushrooms so-called Megamall. These were the terms of leisure and shopping, designed to force the buyer to spend as much money and to ensure that GDP growth in the country. The malls are shops with a frantic discounts, rides, pools and sports facilities, cinemas and restaurants, they occupied a huge area. They could wander all day indulging in unrestrained shopping, but did not pass completely.
Here is a map of abandoned Megamall in the United States. The photo galleries are not all. But the rest is easy to find online.
This is not Detroit, this is photos and other cities in the US ...
Rolling Akros was opened in 1975 and expanded several times. There were more than 140 shops. December 31, 2013 it was closed and abandoned. Demolish expensive.
Hovtorn Plaza Mull: Hovtorn, Kalive
Hovtorn Plaza was opened in 1977. It is associated with the hope that he will breathe new life into the already slow After languishing Hovtorn city, but the miracle did not happen. It had 134 stores, but by the end of the 90's, this mall had to be closed.
Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield
Cloverleaf was opened in 1972 with 40 shops belonging to JC Penny and Spears. The shopping center was planned as a family and has been a popular family pastime in the 80s and 70s. But everything changed in the late 90s. Main Cloverleaf visitors, middle-aged women began to avoid it because of the fact that there were too many aggressively minded youth. People increasingly began to see him as aggressive teenagers hung with piercings and chains, it began to occur even dismantling gangs. As this phenomenon have struggled - mall eventually went bankrupt. In 2007, the mall was closed forever.
North Towne Square Mall: Toledo, Ohio
It was opened in 1980 - as one of the measures to revitalize the economy of the city of Toledo. It placed completely unique shops that did not exist anywhere else in the county: Chick-fil-A, Camelot Music, CVS and Frederick's of Hollywood. During the 90's the economic problems of the city of Toledo is only exacerbated, and tenants began to leave the mall. In 2005, he was already practically did not work. And in 2013 it was closed officially and forever.
Woodville Moll: city Northwood, Ohio
Woodville, like other malls Ohio, did not survive the crisis in the late 90s. It was opened in 1969, and by the early 2000s, almost deserted. And in 2014, it was finally closed.
Crestwood Mall, St. Louis,
One of the most successful malls Crestwood was opened in 1956 and worked for nearly 55 years. There were 90 stores and 4 fairs. Newspaper St. Louis Today describes the reasons for closing it: "Like a lot of malls in the country, he could not compete with new ways of selling goods, as, for example, trade on the Internet, and new entertainment centers". In 2013, it was closed and put up for sale, if it will be sold - the locals would like to see it opened again.
Dixie Square Mall: Harvey
Dixie was opened in 1966 and worked for 13 years. In 1979, here were filmed scenes of the film "The Blues Brothers." A year later, the mall was closed, so he became very dysfunctional criminal place. Still remains abandoned.
Turfland mall: Lexington
It was the first mall opened in Turflande in 1967. He was popular until the mid '90s, before the area was opened to the other mall. It was closed in 2008.
Randall Park Mall: North Randall, Ohio
Randal was opened in 1976 and closed in 2009. In the 95th there were 120 shops and more than 5,000 employees. In the early 2000s, the mall became bent. In 2008, he was already almost empty. Mall is planned to dismantle and set up an industrial park in its place.