Monthly Archives: September 2010

Santa Monica Place: Enhancing the Urban Fabric of Downtown

Urban Landscape, September 2010 Feature Article By: Vicky Hammond While an urbanists’ vocabulary might not typically include the term “mall,” the new Santa Monica Place provides a strong argument that “mall” and “urban” can be redefined to compliment each other. Located in the heart of Santa Monica, Calif. and originally designed by architect Frank Gehry, Santa Monica Place was a typical suburban-style, enclosed mall. It first opened in 1980 and was renovated twice before it was purchased by Macerich in 1999. Macerich, one of the country’s leading owners, operators and … Read More

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