America’s Abandoned Malls Are Places Of Nightmares

Dixie Square Mall: Harvey, Illinois via  Detroiturbex.com

Dixie Square Mall: Harvey, Illinois via Detroiturbex.com

Dixie Square Mall: Harvey, Illinois via

Dixie Square Mall: Harvey, Illinois via Detroiturbex.com

North Towne Square Mall: Toledo, Ohio, via Flickr: Binkled

North Towne Square Mall: Toledo, Ohio, via Flickr: Binkled

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North Towne Square Mall: Toledo, Ohio, via Flickr: Binkled

If you’ve ever been in a mostly empty mall, you know how strange it can feel to walk among a space that’s only half alive. But what about when a mall is completely abandoned? That’s even more surreal. As more and more of these once-booming retail centers close, the Dead Malls Enthusiast Facebook group has mapped many of them throughout America. Adventurous photographers have captured the aftermath of of these departed spaces.

Many of these abandoned malls were built in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and it shows. The interiors and decor look dated, tacky, and claustrophobic compared to the open-air shopping that’s popular today.  Some have fared better structurally than others. Photographs depict buildings that’ve been closed for years and have demolished ceilings and broken glass. Many of the malls have dead plants that have long since lost their leaves.

These abandoned places are apocalyptic and frightening. But at the same time, they pique our curiosity and we wish were there exploring for ourselves. (Via Buzzfeed)

Turfland Mall: Lexington, Kentucky via Ron May

Turfland Mall: Lexington, Kentucky via Ron May

Turfland Mall: Lexington, Kentucky via Ron May

Turfland Mall: Lexington, Kentucky via Ron May

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

Rolling Acres Mall: Akron, Ohio via Architectural Afterlife

 

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will

Cloverleaf Mall: Chesterfield, Virginia via Flickr: Fire At Will


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  • mayamalyn
  • mayamalyn

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  • Adam William Majkowski

    Hack the electricity back on. The open lit areas become hydroponic gardens fed by your pee pee and the fountains. The food court is your kitchen. The old electronics store is your bedroom. Plenty of room to breed chickens and stuff too. Breed fish to eat in the old pet store aquarium.

  • Gus Ramos

    Turn these empty malls into lofts.

  • Jimbo Jones

    This is what happens when blacks move in to the neighborhood.

  • Franivelius

    So much space and materials….