Time for another peek at the past shopping experiences. This time we are leaving Sweden to have a look at some photos from an American shopping center. Since most of the Swedish malls and shopping centers that was built in the 50s, 60s and 70s all took their inspiration from the American malls, I thought it would be a good idea to compare the design and architecture of them.
This is Southdale Center Mall in Edina, Minnesota. It was built in 1956 and still stands today, but heavily modified of course. Southdale Center was the first climate-controlled enclosed mall in America. Same as Shopping in Luleå, Sweden was when it was built in 1955. So the Swedes beat the Americans by one year, which is kind of odd. For more past-time shopping experiences, be sure to visit my friend Keith’s Malls of America website.