Thursday, 28 March 2013

WORLD's LARGEST SHOPPING MALL (FAILED)

NEW SOUTH CHINA MALL, CHINA

New South China Mall in Dongguan, China is the largest mall in the world based on gross leasable area, and ranked second in total area to the Dubai Mall. However, it is largely vacant. Unlike other "dead malls", which have been characterized by the departure of tenants, the New South China Mall has been 99% vacant since its 2005 opening as very few merchants have ever signed up

Dongguan, with a population in excess of 10 million, is located in southern China's Guangdong province, east of the province's largest city, Guangzhou. The mall was built on land formerly used for farming,[4] in the Wanjiang District of the city. The project was spearheaded by Hu Guirong (Alex Hu), who became a billionaire in the instant noodle industry.

The mall contains sufficient space for as many as 2,350 stores in approximately 659,612 square meters (7,100,000 sq ft) of leasable space and 892,000 square meters (9,600,000 sq ft) of total area.

The mall has seven zones modeled on international cities, nations and regions, including Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Venice, Egypt, the Caribbean, and California. Features include a 25 metres (82 ft) replica of the Arc de Triomphe, a replica of Venice's St Mark's bell tower, a 2.1 kilometers (1.3 mi) canal with gondolas, and a 553-meter indoor-outdoor roller coaster.

WORLD's LARGEST SHOPPING MALL



NEW SOUTH CHINA MALL, CHINA



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