Haunting photos of America's dead shopping malls

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The White Flint Mall in Bethesda, Maryland opened in 1977.

The White Flint Mall in Bethesda, Maryland opened in 1977.

Source: The Washington Post

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It closed early this year. In February, only Lord & Taylor remained.

It closed early this year. In February, only Lord & Taylor remained.

Source: The Gazette

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The upscale mall was home to stores like Bloomingdale's and I. Magnin. Even Elizabeth Taylor was reported to appear at a department store at the mall.

The upscale mall was home to stores like Bloomingdale's and I. Magnin. Even Elizabeth Taylor was reported to appear at a department store at the mall.

Source: Washington Post

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Before it closed, it was something of a ghost mall.

Before it closed, it was something of a ghost mall.
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This is the closed-down Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio.

This is the closed-down Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio.
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It closed in 2008.

It closed in 2008.

Source: USA Today

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This is the Randall Park Mall in Cleveland. It was ultimately torn down in the end of 2014.

This is the Randall Park Mall in Cleveland. It was ultimately torn down in the end of 2014.

Source: CNN

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Dead malls are not particular to the United States. This is a deserted mall in Beijing.

Dead malls are not particular to the United States. This is a deserted mall in Beijing.
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This was taken at the Maple Hill Mall in Kalamazoo, Missouri, in 2004, when the mall was totally abandoned.

This was taken at the Maple Hill Mall in Kalamazoo, Missouri, in 2004, when the mall was totally abandoned.
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This is what was once Glamour Nails at Maple Hill Mall. The mall was ultimately turned into a strip mall called Maple Hill Pavilion.

This is what was once Glamour Nails at Maple Hill Mall. The mall was ultimately turned into a strip mall called Maple Hill Pavilion.

Source: Deadmalls.com

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This was formerly a Macy's at the Brookdale Mall in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The mall closed in 2010.

This was formerly a Macy's at the Brookdale Mall in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The mall closed in 2010.

Source: Deadmalls

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This is the deserted Carousel Mall in San Bernardino, California.

This is the deserted Carousel Mall in San Bernardino, California.
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Surprisingly, it's still around, but according to Deadmalls.com, it just has "a few mom and pop type shops and some local businesses that are fighting a losing battle."

Surprisingly, it's still around, but according to Deadmalls.com, it just has "a few mom and pop type shops and some local businesses that are fighting a losing battle."

Source: Deadmalls.com

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This is a frightening photo of another abandoned mall.

This is a frightening photo of another abandoned mall.
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The future of malls look bleak. Green Street Advisers informed The New York Times that over two dozen malls have closed in the past five years, and 60 more are close to shutting their doors.

The future of malls look bleak. Green Street Advisers informed The New York Times that over two dozen malls have closed in the past five years, and 60 more are close to shutting their doors.

Source: The New York Times

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