Many abandoned U.S. malls are reborn for new uses

03/29/2012 | Economist (free content), The

The dead and dying enclosed malls in many of America's cities are finding new life with unconventional tenants, including computer data centers, high schools, universities and medical clinics, according to The Economist. "These projects may be more sensible than enclosed retailing," the magazine noted. "Universities and offices do not depend on passers-by as shops and restaurants do."

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