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« on: October 18, 2016, 07:37:27 PM »
The tragic end of the Consumer Era.

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Re: Dead Mall Series
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 09:44:59 PM »
The tragic end of the Consumer Era.

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Perhaps it is a place Syrian Refugees can call home?  Overhaul the decor to please the prophet and it could be little Aleppo.  After they get settled in the baklava could be pretty good!
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 10:28:54 PM »
The tragic end of the Consumer Era.

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Perhaps it is a place Syrian Refugees can call home?  Overhaul the decor to please the prophet and it could be little Aleppo.  After they get settled in the baklava could be pretty good!

I contributed in the commentariat on r/collapse as to why converting these Mall structures to housing (for homeless, refugees, whatevah) has serious economic problems.

https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/comments/585bn7/man_walks_through_operating_13_million_square/

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Man walks through operating 1.3 million square foot mall with 5 people in it. Malls are dying. by magnora7 in collapse

[]ReverseEngineer77 3 points 2 hours ago

The problem is the maintenance cost on a Huge Mall. It has no natural airflow, so it has to run a huge HVAC system in the summer and heating costs in the winter are enormous. Then there's the miles of plumbing and electric wiring. When bizness was booming all the stores could afford these costs, but "individual homeowners" could not even if the space itself was sold cheap.

They will likely turn into housing of a sort over time, but not housing with amenitis like running water or flush toilets.

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Re: Dead Mall Series
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 12:34:45 AM »
I took a peek at what was going on on your thread.

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That arcade, though! I'd totally go there with a Camelbak hydration system filled with booze and a pocket-size vaporizer, get hammerdown escape velocity calibre wasted, wander the mall and pretend I was the last person on Earth and try to high-five the security guard when he zooms past on his Segway, in between pinball and Out Run-sessions...

While I can relate somewhat to the above sentiment, (not being into booze). I say rebuild them for use by the dispossessed making any necessary modifications or turn them back into what before they were built in the first place.  Farmland and forest.  Recycle everything and whatever is done make sure it generates lots of jobs.

Then it will be no loss.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2016, 12:45:06 AM by K-Dog »
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