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Old June 18th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #61
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I heard the largest mall in the world is currently in Edmonton Canada! if anybody has a picture please posted.


I want to point out in other forums within Skyscraper city the amount of pictures that show the development of beutiful indoor and outdoor malls in Latin America.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #62
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Here's an American mall I found in the shopping malls article on Wikipedia: the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (northwest of Philadelphia).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Prussia_Mall




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Old June 19th, 2006, 07:47 AM   #63
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I heard the largest mall in the world is currently in Edmonton Canada! if anybody has a picture please posted.
I think that one mall in the Philippines has surpassed it (I can't remember its name). The Jin Yuan Shopping Mall in Beijing, opened in 2004, is now the largest in the world, while the Mall of Arabia in Dubai to open later this year will become the largest in the world. There's pictures of the West Edmonton Mall in the link to its page; it's a fairly typical-looking mall from what I can tell, just REALLY BIG (it essentially has an amusement park inside of it).

Here's the links to each of these at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Yuan_Mall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_of_Arabia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Edmonton_Mall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopping_mall
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Old June 19th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #64
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Yorkdale and Eaton Centre are nice. I think the Fashion Valley Mall is quite nice in San Diego. As Somerset Collection in Troy, MI.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #65
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Mall of the Emirates, Dubai - U.A.E





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And ofcourse the famous Ski Dubai included inside the mall



the slope
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Maria Sharapova playing tennis in the snow....
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Watch the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHD7eRWhcJg
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Old June 19th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #66
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The Discovery Channel thought the Ski Dubai's engineering was so fascinating that they made a documentary based on construction of the park.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #67
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I dont like al these fakething kitsch and so over the top.
I like things with real old style and class like this:

like this "Passage" in RoyalCity The Hague The Netherlands its on old shoppingmall from 1885. It was build for the rich (royal) people because the Hague was and is a sophisticated city with upper class people.
The last years its renovated. Its one of the oldest Passages from the world together with Moskou, Milan, Paris, Brussel and some other citys. Most off these Passages are removed our bombed.












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Old June 20th, 2006, 05:14 AM   #68
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This is one of Malaysia beautiful mall.

Alamanda Putrajaya


During construction


One of Alamanda main anchor tenant. Carrefour



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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:00 PM   #69
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The Ibn Battuta Mall, DUBAI, U.A.E

The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebal Ali Village. It is named after famous traveller and explorer Ibn Battuta.

Opened in early 2005, the mall is split into six main courts; China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia with linking shopping and circulation areas. All the major outlets found in almost all of the shopping malls elsewhere in Dubai and the Middle East are represented. Géant, a large French supermarket chain has a store here.















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A 5-star hotel (part of the Mall) under construction

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Geant Supermarket



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Tunisia Court



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Old June 21st, 2006, 06:40 PM   #70
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^ oh god, that last mall is hidious. You know, tack isn't beautiful.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 07:07 PM   #71
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Are you^ kidding? That was extraordinary. And that's coming from someone who doesn't like malls.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 08:17 PM   #72
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What a surprise... The malls in Dubai are ugly.


I mean sure, an engineering marvel... But also a hideous eyesore.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:30 AM   #73
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it looks more than awesome if u stand in front of it, and so does ibn battuta.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 07:57 AM   #74
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Thanks, but I think I got a pretty good opinion from the 50,000 pictures posted.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 08:04 AM   #75
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Are you^ kidding? That was extraordinary. And that's coming from someone who doesn't like malls.
No, I'm not kidding, it's called kitsch. There is no stlye and quality in what was built, it is simply tacky.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 08:53 PM   #76
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There's no style? Are you insulting the cultural style of more then half of World's population? All separate sections of that mall have a "seal of approval" as to speak, from native personalities of those countries, being Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Iranians or Spanyards.

You sound like someone with total dissregard, ignorance and dissrespect for other cultures.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:54 PM   #77
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The ones i liked the best were the ones from europe those classic style malls are just so beautiful like form a movie or something like that.
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Mercato Mall, Dubai - U.A.E.































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Old June 23rd, 2006, 08:10 AM   #79
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There's no style? Are you insulting the cultural style of more then half of World's population? All separate sections of that mall have a "seal of approval" as to speak, from native personalities of those countries, being Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Iranians or Spanyards.

You sound like someone with total dissregard, ignorance and dissrespect for other cultures.
Maybe that is style to you, but it's tacky to me. I'm entitled to my opinion and it has nothing to do with disrespect to other culture. What you see in that mall is not Chinese, Indian or Arabic style, it's the Dubai equivalent to the tacky Venetian replica mall in Las Vegas.

There are wonderful examples of Chinese, Arabic, Indian or Spanish style, but that simply isn't it. Clutter doesn't make something stylish. For christs sake, they painted a blue sky on the roof!

And the new posts of the European styled mall with the glass roof are just as tacky. They are a mismatch of styles that don't work together and a classic example of how artificial replica's of old buildings in a modern structure don't work together. Besides the fact that the artificial replicas look nothing like the real thing.

It's a bit like wearing a football jumper under an Armani suit with tracksuit pants and steelcapped work boots. You wouldn't dress in such a mismatching way, and buildings shouldn't be designed in such a way.

Style has several meanings. In the context of these malls it is simply:

1) Style: The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed: i.e. Style of architecture

but what it lacks is:

2) Style: Comfort and elegance, a quality of imagination and individual taste, chic, flair, grace, panache and sophistication. i.e. this mall has no style

So, effectively, this mall's style has no style.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 08:23 AM   #80
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[QUOTE=bob rulz]I think that one mall in the Philippines has surpassed it (I can't remember its name). The Jin Yuan Shopping Mall in Beijing, opened in 2004, is now the largest in the world, while the Mall of Arabia in Dubai to open later this year will become the largest in the world. There's pictures of the West Edmonton Mall in the link to its page; it's a fairly typical-looking mall from what I can tell, just REALLY BIG (it essentially has an amusement park inside of it).

That mall in the Philippines would be "The Mall of Asia" owned and managed by Mr. Henry Sy of SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
It is located on reclaimed land at the end of a historical highway in Manila.
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