Thursday , 13 December 2018

Malls

Faneuil Hall: America’s First Mall

Faneuil Hall: America’s First Mall

The people who build and run the world’s malls aren’t much different from theater managers (some of whom I used to know) or probably movie people (whom I don’t) – everything has to be the biggest, the first or the best, and preferably all three. The problem for those of us who’ve reported on the business is that they change ... Read More »

Forum Shops at Caesars: Viva Las Vegas

Forum Shops at Caesars: Viva Las Vegas

It’s the ultimate Las Vegas shopping experience, a show in itself. Its success inspired other projects, including one just a couple of miles away. And it’s become an icon, one that continues to grow. Despite a city that’s changed radically since it opened, and the debut of a number of competitors, the Forum Shops at Caesars remains unique – and ... Read More »

Golden Resources Beijing

Golden Resources Beijing

It’s a very strange, ironic truth: malls in the United States, which celebrates youth and childhood, really don’t want children in the centers. Sure, they want you to buy for the little darlings, whether they’re yours, your grandchildren, belong to friends, or whatever, but really, they’d rather you leave them at home while you spend and spend and spend. The ... Read More »

ANCIENT AND MODERN: A MALL TOUR OF ISTANBUL

ANCIENT AND MODERN: A MALL TOUR OF ISTANBUL

A world tour of malls has to begin where malls themselves were born: Istanbul, Turkey, home to the Grand Bazaar and in the last decade home to some of the most modern shopping complexes in the world. That’s a lot of time between developments, but perhaps the Ottoman Empire was stingy with building permits. Yet a comparison of the Bazaar ... Read More »

WHY? AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MALLS

WHY? AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MALLS

In late 2003, it wasn’t surprising that flying business class from Dubai to Newark via Amsterdam would result in an interview with Schiphol Airport security, particularly when your U.S. roundtrip ticket was bought in and couriered from Dubai. “So why is a New Yorker traveling on a ticket bought in Dubai?” the agent asked me. “By having the Middle East ... Read More »