Friday, November 05, 2010

Modernism at Plymouth Meeting Mall

Glass and white steel frame entry.

I am always surprised by the modern details at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Placed there by national mall architect Victor Gruen in 1966, they seem sort of alone in their elegance. It would be great if they presaged some bitchin' modern experience like a super lux modern restaurant at the top of Macy's. That glamorous experience is not to be found inside the mall though.

Not to say that there isn't good design elsewhere at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. The design experience created by CREATE Architecture, Planning and Design. for Whole Foods and new stores in the lot below is really good.

It's still sad though that the interior experience of the mall is unhinged from this nice steel and glass entry that welcomes us.

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