Beckoning to mind the nutty interiors Piranesi etched in the 18th century, this view of Woodfield Mall's Grand Court dates from around 1971, when this suburban mega-souk opened. Located in Schaumburg, Ill., Woodfield is the largest mall in the Chicago area and the fifth largest in the nation.
This is the Cleveland Arcade today. In 2001 Hyatt appropriated the top three floors for hotel rooms. The two lower floors still feature retail outfits as well as a food court.
The Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore., opened August 1, 1960, with a 100-store, open-air configuration. This view dates from around 1963.
Another view of Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. Singer Carol Lawrence and Vincent Price cut the ribbon when it opened in 1970.