A rendering, from 1954, showing the prospective shopping hub. Most of what is depicted here came to fruition. A second -west end- anchor store was completed 10 years after the mall's 1957 grand opening. However, the south parking area office tower would never be built.
Drawing from http://ntl.bts.gov/lib / "Shopping Centers: Locating Controlled Regional Centers" Eugene J. Kelley -1956
A 1957 plan of BERGEN MALL, which was one of -if not- the first shopping centers in the nation (or world) to be officially promoted as a (quote / unquote) "Mall". Up to this time, mall-type complexes had been officially known as a "Center", "Square", "Plaza" or "Shopping City".