One of the mall's twin-spray fountains. A Center Court water feature was a fixture at MALL IN COLUMBIA for over 45 years. They were only recently removed.
Photo from Malls of America Blogspot / Jeanine Long

Here we have a sweeping view of the Upper Level of the original complex. It was radically different from most other malls built in the early 1970s. Most had dark interiors, with little -or no- natural lighting. The concourse at MALL IN COLUMBIA was virtually open to the heavens, with a series of skylights.
Photo from / "Flickriver PhotoStream" / William Bird