Sunday, August 26, 2012
A contemporary view of Greater Pittsburgh's SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE. As has been the case with nearly every single mid-20th century shopping center, the mall's interior has undergone several "facelift" renovations over the years. An unwritten law in retail states that any shopping mall must be physically updated at least every 10 years...else it will loose favor with the buying public. So, nearly all of the -now- classic mid-century modern design details at America's older malls have been smeared over with new...and obliterated. Fortunately, renovating exteriors of large anchor department stores is too expensive. Hence, much of their historic architecture has been left alone.
Photo from Wikipedia / Jim Henderson
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