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Ghost Mall

Published on June 27, 2008

Was just checking out BLDGBLOG, which pointed me to a fascinating story about the world’s largest mall located in Dongguan, China. Abu Dhabi-based The National recently featured a story on the South China Mall, a 7 million square foot shopping complex that, since opening in 2005, has become a beacon of the entropic forces of real estate speculation gone awry. Fewer than a dozen retail spaces currently occupy the mall, which I imagine qualifies it as a kind of self-contained ghost town.

Photo by Philip Gostelow for The National

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