This picture of the mall's dead interior taken in 2004 really does a great job at showing the simple yet complex architectural design Carolina Circle Mall had.
I especially like how the second floor was built. As you can see in this picture, the area over the Ice Chalet/Carousel Court area was designed in a circle "hint hint". This allowed for extra space for several stores such as Waldenbooks on the far right.
I also like the skylights that were used in the design.