Crestwood Court: Post-Apocalyptic Portraits of the Abandoned Mall (PHOTOS)

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Jeff Tiberend
Jeff Tiberend

How sad. But, why not use it for a paint balling? That would be cool.

Amie Marie
Amie Marie

How sad. Hope it turns into something i live right down the street its a great location.

Carolyn Burke
Carolyn Burke

Drive by Northwest Plaza - it looks like war hit it.

Trickie Dot
Trickie Dot

i remember exploring river roads mall after it closing. very scary stuff lol

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

Kind of sad. Went there a lot. It was a major part of my kids childhood. The end of an era

Philip Rock
Philip Rock

i haven't been in there in 3 or 4 years... it's so eerie.

triplett
triplett

A music video we shot in the mall, shortly before it was closed for good. Some may find it interesting.                                                                                                     http://youtu.be/RAkYMAxnySY

Mark Brotcke
Mark Brotcke

He needs to dial down the HDR settings and color "correction" and show us the real mall.

bonzomaniac68
bonzomaniac68

What is so depressing about this is that he's ruined this site for anyone else that wants to shoot here. He HDR'd the hell out this place...everything will be cliche from here on out....

bonzomaniac68
bonzomaniac68

These are so bad. HDR needs to go the way of this mall and die a slow painful death. 

Jerry Pilcher
Jerry Pilcher

imagine the paint ball war games you could have in there now!

Lisa Arm Schweiger
Lisa Arm Schweiger

I really hoped they would have made a successful location for the arts; I live nearby and was truly hoping for something fantastic to come out of their attempt!

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

This place used to be the spot back in high school. A lot of money was dumped at Exhilirama every weekend and I still remember that bourbon chicken from the Cajun Cafe.

Sheila Anderson
Sheila Anderson

Very sad images...I have tons of memories growing up hanging with friends at that mall... Especially Bakers shoes!

egolterman
egolterman topcommenter

RAC put a lot of money into the Arts initiative, knowing it would be temporary but hoping nonetheless there would be places for the artists and dance studios and theater companies i the new complex.. When this ended, Jill McGuire and her board had an obligation to find space for those displaced.  Kiel Opera House not only presents one of the world's top main theater/concert halls, but 4- large theater auditoriums and thousands of square feet-used.

A block from METRO.

RAC should have 'pounced' on that immediately. Resident companies in downtown performing arts centers do very, very well for too many reasons to list.  In addition to Kiel..

I asked Jill and her board to look at the Avalon, before it went down. They declined.Not in the central corridor, not on their radars screen. This is the Regional arts council?????

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

Feels stupid to mourn a mall, but I guess you can't control how you feel about things. Sucks that this one is gone. Many memories there.

Matt Rygelski
Matt Rygelski

I love the art and social statement abandoned malls make. It's surreal to see the cracks show and the polish dull on things once designed to be attractive to rally for consumerism. Retail has taken new forms now, but at least the death of malls is a step in the right direction towards more choice and the better educated consumer who no longer falls for the fast talking high pressure wurlitzer organ salesman and the flashing pink neon layaway sign... right?

James Faupel
James Faupel

Christopher, I know how much you love abandoned buildings. Check these out along with the other links they have.

Tim Danneman
Tim Danneman

Best piece the RFT has reported in a while. Pretty much because the RFT didn't actually do it.

Kim Hicks
Kim Hicks

I miss this mall. I grew up going to that one along with the movie theatre, especially back to school time with clothes shopping

Amy Farmer
Amy Farmer

Make a haunted house for halloween.

Yojimbo
Yojimbo

Really nice work.  

Haunting, disturbing.  

Weighing in: I think the HDR works here.  

Tim Doering
Tim Doering

so many memories there.. i saw The Sandlot there with my uncle in that AMC theater back in.. 1993? Or something like that. Too lazy to properly verify the year. That mall used to be the nice one.

John Montag SJ
John Montag SJ

it was one of the first malls in America. too bad it wasn't managed well.

kbelnd
kbelnd

I do like these and I do think the shots on his webpage are better.  The HDR really makes the images seem almost 3D.

Lee Fischer
Lee Fischer

Growing up, "Crestwood Plaza" was my home away from home, and hop and a skip across the industrial court and the creek between my neighborhood and there. Back then there was no food court, or even the mall on the first level. Where everyone walked was the traffic lane.

sray-sray
sray-sray

@bonzomaniac68 I have to agree with the others.  I don't think you understand what HDR is.  These images are well done and present an artsy view of a place most of us will never see again.  You seem either jealous, or just ignorant.  Maybe you should go back to looking at Porn; then you'll at least know what you're doing.  

kellicassidy
kellicassidy

@bonzomaniac68 I like the pictures.  Who the hell are you and how are you qualified speak on.....anything?  "He's ruined the place"  You're a f**cking idiot.  He captured the place while it still exists and did it artistically.  You probably don't even understand what HDR is.   

egolterman
egolterman topcommenter

@Matt Rygelski Do you love the loss of jobs and salaries and tax revenue??????

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