Once upon a time, shopping malls were the go-to for buying stuff. But in the rise of the digital age, shopping has changed. We no longer have time for strolls through split level sprawling buildings, when it’s just as easy to go online. Now, lots of malls lay in ruin. But this creepy abandoned mall in Ohio is about to get a new life — from a source you wouldn’t expect.
A New Form of Shopping Is Born
The first modern shopping mall was opened in Edina, Minnesota, in 1956. Its architect, Victor Gruen, imagined it to be a suburban center, complete with apartments, hospitals and office space.