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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Shopping Mall or Corporate Headquarters?

From above this large complex, marked by a T-shaped skylit building, looks like it could be a shopping mall, especially with the numerous parking lots. But could it be a corporate headquarters, similar in scale to a shopping mall?

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Here's the answer, from Business Week:
"When the [headquarters] building was erected in the early 1990s, it was designed so it could be repurposed into a shopping mall without too much modification if the perennially troubled Chrysler should go out of business."
(Heard on this week's episode of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.)

2 comments:

  1. But without Chrysler's paychecks, where will the people get the money to shop? Did the developers think people & businesses would be lining up to take over the complex?

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  2. The University of Lincoln [UK] first academic building was built with modification into a shopping mall in mind too... just incase the university didnt work

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