Slide Title

Worcester Common

Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski

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Date

8-1-1979

Description

Worcester Commons, bordered at the time by Worcester Galleria, a ship-sized mall that boasted the worlds largest parking garage (at the time of construction, 1971). Despite two attempts to revive the mall it was all but abandoned by the year 2000. The mall was demolished in the early 21st century as part of a $1 billion dollar urban renewal plan.

Notes

Bibliography: Damas, James. "Worcester Common Outlets; Worcester, Massachusetts." Labelscar, 2012, www.labelscar.com/massachusetts/worcester-common. Accessed 24 Feb. 2016. Woolhouse, Megan. "Worcester's $1 billion bet." The Boston Globe, 1 Oct 2006. p. H1, H4.

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Architecture -- New England; Downtown districts -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; Urban development

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Massachusetts

City Name

Worcester

Street Address

Main St

Keywords

cityscape, urban malls, urban parks, massachusetts, street scene, street scene, urban transportation, worcester galleria

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