May 05, 2019

‘Our Towns’ in ‘The Atlantic’

The Atlantic, Our Towns What Happens to Abandoned Malls

In his May 4, 2019 post, Jim further discusses the fate of 1970s-era shopping malls, now often abandoned eyesores in the cities that proudly demolished historic downtown infrastructure to build them. One reader commented that previous generations loved their malls when they were built and posits that we may look back with regret on what is being torn down today.