November 8, 2012
In Waikiki, Hawaii the heat is always a dilemma when it comes to building a shopping center. However, the developers of the Waikiki Center found a way to save energy and still keep the center cool and comfortable. Energy saving was created by using natural cooling materials such as cement, high ceilings to maximize the…
November 1, 2012
The first know international relationship between shopping centers occurred in 1985 with the bond between Fremont Hub in California and Kamishiba Center in Fukaya, Japan. The official collaboration was made at the annual merchant’s association dinner, set in a Japanese theme.
October 25, 2012
With wings constructed of 100% stain glass and a delicate structure the suspended butterfly sculpture in the New Port Center is the main attraction. Intricate, elegant and intriguing the art form has brought significantly more shoppers to the center. Ester Fuhrman, 1984 president of Fuhrman art consulting said, “A sculpture should add excitement to make…
October 18, 2012
The Arsenal, 1984, shopping center is living proof that an old “run down” building can be turned into a master piece. An architectural beauty, the center has exposed beams revealing the original roofline and sky views.
October 11, 2012
The Wausau Center in Wisconsin, developed an idea to incorporate the public sector into their mall. Surrounding the Center, a pop up outdoor marketplace was created in 1984. Through this innovative creation the Shopping Center was able to attract many new customers and gain public support.
October 4, 2012
The vision of the future Circa 1984
September 27, 2012
Are downtown centers successful for all markets? Stephen Karp,1984, grinning in his sweater vest says, “Developers are going to be reevaluating urban locations. There are unique trends in the Boston metropolitan market that aren’t necessarily going to work everywhere. It isn’t true anymore that some water will automatically make you successful”
September 20, 2012
The architects went into the project with a goal of creating the nations “most exciting and unique mall” of 1984. With the instillation of a three story atrium and the first ever Teflon coated roof, the Miami Mall was a slam dunk.
September 13, 2012
M.G Herring, president of Herring Group speaks on the possibility of mixing off-price and traditional retailers in the same shopping centers “The key to success lies in market strategy. Define the market and design a strategy to attract it. Tie it all back to the merchandise and the image.”
September 6, 2012
When it comes to ICSC members they know how to create a positive relationship with their tenants. C. Dale Flowers wants to know everything and anything about the on goings of his shopping centers. He even said, "Sometimes I find myself playing psychiatrist; 95% of the time they know there is nothing you can do.…