Friday, December 02, 2005

Topographic View

The folks at Microsoft are back again with some more views of the mall that you wouldn't ordinarly see. This is a topographic map of the mall from 1994.

1994 was a pretty good year for the mall. It was at the height of its carousel years. I'd say any point after 1994, the mall slowly deteriorated, rushed to the hospital in 1998, and died a tragic death in 2002. In 1994, there were a decent amount of customers, a good amount of stores, and a friendly atmosphere. Also, there was a Motocyke bicycle at Montgomery Ward with my name on it. :)

An interesting label on this map is "Sewage Disposal". The mall was located right next to a sewage disposal plant. Due to the smell it spawned, it was one of the reasons the mall didn't do so good. In fact, it still doesn't smell that pretty.

1 comment:

Steven Swain said...

Man that sewer place really used to stink up Carolina Circle! It's one of my stonger memories of the place when I was younger, that god-awful rotten-egg smell.

Carolina Place and SouthPark in Charlotte are both near water treatment facilities and both of them had that same smell nearby for years, until somebody was smart enough to filter it.