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Old July 4th, 2006, 06:44 AM   #21
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Give me an elegant Pacific Place or Landmark any day of the week.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #22
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Here's my list that I spent half a day to compile a few weeks back. I took the stats mainly from the developer's or the owner's websites. Some of the stats are also found in some engineering and construction (usually the contractor's) website. I never relied on news or any journalist report or website due to their inaccuracies





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1) Mall of America = 4.2 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 2.5 million ft lettable/retail area | 520 stores





2) West Edmonton Mall = 5.3 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 3.8 million ft lettable/retail area | 600 stores

- 20,000 parking lots




2) South China Mall = 6.5 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 5.2 million ft lettable/retail area | 1500 stores

- 8000 parking lots



Philippines



1) SM Mall of Asia = 4.16 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 2.67 million ft lettable/retail area | 600 stores

- IMAX Theatre
- Olympic-size skating rink
- 5000 parking lots



2) SM Megamall = 3.57 million ft gross floor space/built-up | ??? lettable/retail area | 550 stores

- 3000 parking lots
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Old July 4th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #23
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Malaysia



1) Berjaya Times Square = 7.5 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 3.45 million ft lettable/retail area | 1000 stores

- The largest 3D IMAX screen in South East Asia
- Indoor themepark with a 800m long roller-coaster
- 9-screens Cineplex
- 4500 parking bays
- 56 lanes bowling alley
- 2 exhibition and convention halls
- Integrated KL Monorail station (Imbi Station)

website: http://www.timessquarekl.com




2) 1 Utama = 5 million ft gross floor space/built-up | ??? lettable/retail area | 600 stores

- 20-screens Cineplex
- 7000 parking bays
- 36 lanes bowling alley
- Rock climbing gym
- Free shuttle bus service to nearby Putraline LRT station (Kelana Jaya station)

website: http://www.1utama.com.my





3) Sunway Pyramid = 2.5 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 0.9 million ft lettable/retail area | 350 stores

- Indoor Olympic-size ice-skating rink
- 10-screens Cineplex
- 5000 parking bays
- 48 lanes bowling alley
- exhibition and convention hall
- Integrated Sunway Monorail station (Sunway Pyramid Station)






- Sunway Pyramid expansion update = 1.5 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 0.7 million ft lettable/retail area | 300 stores

- 5000 parking bays


website: http://www.sunway.com.my/pyramid/





4) Midvalley Megamall = 4.5 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 1.7 million ft lettable/retail area | 420 stores

- 18-screens Cineplex
- 7000 parking bays
- 38 lanes bowling alley
- Integrated KTM Komuter station (MidValley Station)

- Midvalley expansion update - The Gardens @ Midvalley City = 1.83 million ft gross floor space/built-up | 0.8 million ft lettable/retail area | 200 stores

- 8000 parking bays
- Integrated KL Monorail station
- Walkway to Putraline LRT station (Abdullah Hukum Station)




website: http://www.midvalley.com.my
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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:30 AM   #24
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Off all the malls burj dubai mall looks by far the most impressive, though not the biggest. That aquarium looks something out of sci fi movie.








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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #25
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thank god the internet is taking over the retail industry, if not we'd have these ugle sprawling giants everywhere.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:53 AM   #26
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what we need is to feed 1.2 billion people that shop in malls called rubbish dumps and garbage cans.
if the rich countries would stop wasting money on shopping malls and spend it on developing clean energy, turning arid desert to agriculture etc they would be doing something worthwhile and not for show.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 05:30 AM   #27
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How can these behemoth projects in Dubai turn in a profit, the city does not even have two million people in the metropolitan area and yet they are building like they need to be NYC by tomorrow! How can such Dubai Mall actually make money?
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Old July 5th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #28
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I think the era of the mall has come to an end in the US, at least in terms of new construction. People don't seem to like to go there as much as they did in the '60s, '70s and '80s. When I was a little kid going to the mall was an event, it was a place to hang out. Now it is just a place to buy things and not a cultural institution, thank God.

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Old July 5th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #29
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Very beautiful!
The Garderns Mall is very amazing
God bless you
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Old July 5th, 2006, 06:06 AM   #30
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Malls ?

I live in Edmonton, Canada - home of West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America. I can tell you that holding a record for the largest mall is anything but impressive.

I do anything I can to avoid going to West Edmonton Mall. No one wants to spend their time inside a stuffy shopping mall if they can avoid it. I prefer street shopping instead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ping_districts
It's much nicer to walk into a little quaint boutique and then head back outside than to be stuck inside a mall with recycled air.

Dubai and China can hold all the records they want because this is not one to be proud of.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #31
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Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines


(from flickr.com)
- Second largest IMAX theater in the world
- 5000 parking slots
- 600 shops, 150 dining establishments
- Southeast Asia's largest ice skating rink
- mile-long seaside promenade
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Old July 5th, 2006, 05:59 PM   #32
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Only the uneducated and uncultured could seriously believe malls are wonderful.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #33
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Quote:
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Only the uneducated and uncultured could seriously believe malls are wonderful.
I think itīs not fair to say that. Certainly, Europe does not have a mall-culture as people shop at shops located around highstreets. However, often because of the climate you have to do indoor shopping. I don't like to spend hours outside in South East Asia with 35c and 90% humidity.
And uneducated as I am, I must admit that I really believe that certain malls are wonderful.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 06:49 PM   #34
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Quote:
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Only the uneducated and uncultured could seriously believe malls are wonderful.
That's not true.

The majority of malls, I'd agree with you - but there are some malls which truly are wonderful. Again, I direct you to Pacific Place. It's elegance is a beauty to behold.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #35
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Given the fact that China will soon have the 7 largest malls in the world, does anybody think that China is going to surpass other countries in every category, the biggest this, the biggest that, etc.. Can anybody compete with them anymore?

Given that their population is soo big, i assume street/city shopping wouldn't suffer like it had in the United States when malls were built first.

Is it greediness to have such large malls, or nessecity? China seems to have the biggest of everything now. Will Europe become a backwater?

Will countries such as US/Europe/India copy these ultra malls, is it only a Chinese phenomemon.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #36
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Old July 6th, 2006, 04:57 AM   #37
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I think the era of the mall has come to an end in the US, at least in terms of new construction. People don't seem to like to go there as much as they did in the '60s, '70s and '80s. When I was a little kid going to the mall was an event, it was a place to hang out. Now it is just a place to buy things and not a cultural institution, thank God.
u have got to be joking
here in florida ive been to about 25 malls, ALL of them are jam packed and by who? people who want to hang out buy stuff, im certainly not uneducated but i think malls are a nice place to go see friends. and sure you buy stuff, i think you are wrong, at least here
everyone puts on their best clothes from what i see
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Old July 6th, 2006, 05:15 AM   #38
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People who tout the virtues of street shopping should take a second and consider the climate of Dubai. Now does it make sense why we like to stay indoors?
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Old July 6th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #39
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Shopping street is typically a collection of small malls and arcades.
The difference is kinda vague IMO.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #40
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Given the fact that China will soon have the 7 largest malls in the world, does anybody think that China is going to surpass other countries in every category, the biggest this, the biggest that, etc.. Can anybody compete with them anymore?

Given that their population is soo big, i assume street/city shopping wouldn't suffer like it had in the United States when malls were built first.

Is it greediness to have such large malls, or nessecity? China seems to have the biggest of everything now. Will Europe become a backwater?

Will countries such as US/Europe/India copy these ultra malls, is it only a Chinese phenomemon.
Not sure about China, but Hong Kong's 'official hobby' is shopping. And we don't have very large malls at all, just very many.
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