A view of Center Court at the original MISSION VALLEY CENTER. A park-like area was situated on the mall's lower level parking deck.
Photo from Fashionable Postcards / "MidCenturyView"

Another aerial view of the mid-century shopopolis, this time looking toward the northwest. The humongous structure on the right is the "May's Mission Valley" (May Company) department store.
Photo from http://www.dshistory.com