The Morning News's gallery of ghostmalls, accompaniment to an interview with photographer Brian Ulrich, is haunting and lovely. So much hubris. So many vinyl plants. These are the ruined temples of consumerism: "How can an economy sustain a lifestyle based on exponential growth and the leisure and wealth to support it? It's not rocket science to expect these kind of illusions to fail. What's strange is how ingrained the brands and spaces are to us that so many were not only surprised to see major retailers and malls sink but were saddened. Many of these ideas were set in motion decades ago."
(via Beyond the Beyond)
- Mark Dery on the death and rebirth of malls – Boing Boing
- Dead Mall contest results – Boing Boing
- Deadmalls as new urbanist playgrounds – Boing Boing
- South China Mall: the largest (ghost) mall in the world – Boing Boing
- Time-lapse of 1990 LA mall – Boing Boing
- Shrine to bragging, deadly Internet "mall ninja" – Boing Boing