NorthPark Center is a large enclosed shopping mall located in Dallas,
Texas (United States). The mall is located at the intersection of Loop
12 (Northwest Highway) and US 75 (North Central Expressway). The
center has over 235 stores and restaurants. NorthPark is the first
shopping center featured on Vogue Magazine. It has annual sales of
more than $1 billion.
NorthPark Center is the nineteenth largest
mall in the United States, based on esri.com.
2 Art in the mall
4 Public library
6 Television and film location
7 See also
9 External links
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In the early 1960s, developer
Raymond Nasher leased a 97-acre
(390,000 m2) cotton field on the edge of
Dallas and hired E.G
Hamilton of Harrell+Hamilton Architects.
NorthPark Center opened in
1965, as then the largest climate-controlled retail establishment in
the world, and is now owned, managed, operated and leased by husband
and wife David J. Haemisegger and Nancy A. Nasher (Ray's daughter).
For its first 34 years, NorthPark stood on land leased from the Caruth
family’s foundation. David and Nancy Nasher purchased the property
in 1999. In 2006, NorthPark opened its doors to an expansion that
more than doubled the size of the existing center, adding an 88,000 sq
Barneys New York
Barneys New York store as a new anchor. (Barneys turned out to be
one of the Center's few failures in recent history; it closed its
doors in 2012.) For its expansion, NorthPark brought back the same
architecture firm that designed the original section to ensure its
aesthetic was respected and enhanced. The expansion also included a
new collection of specialty retail shops and a third-floor 15-screen
AMC theater. The new two-story expansion finally provided for
circulation around the Center, by forming a continuous loop through
the entire complex. Currently the mall is anchored by, Macy's,
Dillard's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and AMC.
The American Film Institute's
Dallas International Film Festival was
NorthPark Center in 2009. The event was held in the AMC
NorthPark 15 Theater, which also hosted screenings during the
festival’s first two years.
Best known as an art museum inside a shopping center, in November
NorthPark Center was named as one of the "seven retail wonders
of the modern world" along with Neiman Marcus’ store at Natick
Collection in Massachusetts, Japan’s
Mikimoto store in Ginza,
England’s Bullring shopping center, Poland’s
Złote Tarasy in
Warsaw, Apple’s flagship store in New York City and Italy’s
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II . NorthPark is the home of Texas'
first H&M, a fashion label from Sweden. H&M has since opened
other locations in Texas.
Art in the mall
Dillard's at NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center was designed to include art as integral part of its
interior landscape. NorthPark received the American Institute of
Architects Award for "Design of the Decade - 1960s" as one of the
first commercial centers in the
United States to create space for the
display of fine art.
NorthPark Center is known to have not only artwork displayed, but
frequently has performances during holiday seasons. It is common to
see a crowd gathered at the center of the mall to see a singing or
Nordstrom at NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center was designed by Omniplan in the early 1960s. For its
recent expansion, NorthPark's owners returned to the architectural
firm responsible for the 1960s design. The expansion turned
NorthPark's original U-shape into a square design surrounding a
1.4-acre (5,700 m2) landscaped garden known as "CenterPark."
Featuring a series of lawns, 41-year-old live oaks and red oaks,
seasonal flowers, crushed granite walkways, and a small collection of
art, CenterPark doubles as a park area for visitors and customers.
NorthPark Center received both the Texas Society of Architects' annual
Design Award and the 25-year Design Award in 2007 for the original
design. After a major expansion, at 2,350,000 square feet
(218,000 m2), it is now the second-largest mall in Texas and the
21st-largest in the U.S. based on total square feet of retail space
(gross leasable area) according to the International Council of
NorthPark Center is Bookmarks, a 1,993-square-foot
Dallas Public Library for children 12 years and
younger. Bookmarks is the first children's library in the United
States to be located in a shopping center.
The Center is located at the intersection of the Central Expressway
and Loop 12/Northwest Highway, located to the east and south of the
center respectively. NorthPark is also located across the freeway from
The Shops at Park Lane, a mixed-use development with which includes
NorthPark Center is the most popular shopping center in
North Texas, with over 27 million visitors a year.
Television and film location
NorthPark's interior has been frequently used for television and film.
Dr. T and the Women, the
Robert Altman film, has one scene in which
the character Kate (Farrah Fawcett) visits stores in the area of the
Neiman Marcus court, then is seen around the Dillard's court
fountain—which she eventually finds herself in, frolicking and
splashing in the buff.
True Stories, a 1986 movie co-starring David Byrne, with one scene of
a fashion show held at a mall in Virgil, Texas (the movie's fictional
setting) during a town celebration; the interior portion of the scene
was filmed in a mid-court area between Neiman Marcus and Dillard's.
When the mall was reopened in 2006, The
Dallas Observer used the
mall's ambiance as documented in the film as a source of comparison.
"The place looks like a tricked-out spaceship compared to the stark,
cold NorthPark in which True Stories was filmed exactly 20 years ago.
It looks like the old NorthPark--damned if you can tell difference
between the old bricks and the new ones; this thing looks like it was
built in a time machine--yet it's brighter too, a friendlier version
of the same ol' place." Amusingly, the exterior of Virgil's mall
wasn't of NorthPark—the producers used the outside of the former Big
Town Mall in nearby Mesquite.
List of shopping malls in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas Morning News. September 29, 2015. Retrieved June
Barneys New York
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Journal. January 15, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.
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^ "Make It New: the Queens Library for Teens and Dallas's Bookmarks".
Retrieved March 27, 2010.
^ "The Mall Coming To A Theater Near You". Retail Traffic Magazine.
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Dallas Oberver's Unfair Park. May
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NorthPark Center Official Site
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