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NorthPark Center
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.[3] NorthPark is the first shopping center featured on Vogue Magazine.[4] It has annual sales of more than $1 billion.[5] NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
is the nineteenth largest mall in the United States, based on esri.com.[6]

Contents

1 History 2 Art in the mall 3 Architecture 4 Public library 5 Location 6 Television and film location 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit]

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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
Dallas
and hired E.G Hamilton of Harrell+Hamilton Architects. NorthPark Center
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.[7] In 2006, NorthPark opened its doors to an expansion that more than doubled the size of the existing center, adding an 88,000 sq ft 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.)[8] 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
Dallas
International Film Festival was sponsored by NorthPark Center
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.[9] Best known as an art museum inside a shopping center, in November 2007, NorthPark Center
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
Złote Tarasy
in Warsaw, Apple’s flagship store in New York City and Italy’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
.[10] NorthPark is the home of Texas' first H&M, a fashion label from Sweden. H&M has since opened other locations in Texas.[11] Art in the mall[edit]

Dillard's at NorthPark Center

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
United States
to create space for the display of fine art.[12] NorthPark Center
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 dancing performance. Architecture[edit]

Nordstrom at NorthPark Center

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. [13] NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
received both the Texas Society of Architects' annual Design Award and the 25-year Design Award in 2007 for the original design.[14] 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 Shopping Centers.[15][16][17] Public library[edit] Located in NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
is Bookmarks, a 1,993-square-foot (185.2 m2) Dallas
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.[18] Location[edit] 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 shopping. NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
is the most popular shopping center in North Texas, with over 27 million visitors a year.[19] Television and film location[edit] NorthPark's interior has been frequently used for television and film. Dr. T and the Women, the Robert Altman
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.[20] 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
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."[21] 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.[22] See also[edit]

List of shopping malls in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

Dallas
Dallas
portal

References[edit]

^ a b "Fifty Largest Shopping Malls in the United States
United States
- ESRI". esri.com. 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved March 27, 2007.  NorthPark Center. Retrieved October 22, 2008. ^ http://northparkcenter.com/press_release/050307e.html ^ " NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
Brings Runway to Dallas". Retrieved April 12, 2010.  ^ "Owners of Dallas' NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
hire broker to arrange financing". Retrieved May 21, 2010.  ^ "50 Largest US Shopping Malls". storymaps.esri.com.  ^ "Nancy Nasher opens up on what it takes to make NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
a success". The Dallas
Dallas
Morning News. September 29, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.  ^ " Barneys New York
Barneys New York
and Dallas
Dallas
don't mix - twice now". The Dallas Morning News. October 8, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2015.  ^ "AFI Film Fest gains new presenting sponsor". Dallas
Dallas
Business Journal. January 15, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2009.  ^ "Shopping Centers Today Online". Retrieved March 27, 2010.  ^ "H&M opening first Texas store at Dallas' NorthPark Center". Retrieved October 29, 2010.  ^ "Malls of America". Retrieved March 27, 2010.  ^ http://northparkcenter.com/press_release/050307b.html ^ " Texas Society of Architects - News & Events". Retrieved May 27, 2009.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved March 27, 2007.  ^ http://www.northparkcenter.com/NorthParkFacts.pdf ^ "Projects - NorthPark Center". www.cmcalamosteel.com. Commercial Metals Company.  ^ http://northparkcenter.com/press_release/052908.html ^ "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. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13.  ^ "The Mall: It's a Good Thing". Dallas
Dallas
Oberver's Unfair Park. May 2006.  ^ "Review: True Stories directed by David Byrne". City Paper. 

External links[edit]

NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
Official Site

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Shopping malls and shopping/entertainment districts in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex

Dallas
Dallas
County and Mid-Cities region

Dallas
Dallas
County Super–Regional NorthPark Center
NorthPark Center
(Dallas) Galleria Dallas
Dallas
(Dallas) Irving Mall (Irving) Firewheel Town Center
Firewheel Town Center
(Garland) Town East Mall (Mesquite) Dallas
Dallas
County Local Southwest Center Mall
Southwest Center Mall
(Dallas) The Shops at Park Lane (Dallas) Prestonwood Town Center (Dallas) Highland Park Village
Highland Park Village
(Highland Park) Hillside Village
Hillside Village
(Cedar Hill) West Village (Dallas) Grand Prairie Premium Outlets (Grand Prairie) Mockingbird Station
Mockingbird Station
(Dallas) Mid Cities Super-Regional North East Mall
North East Mall
(Hurst) The Parks at Arlington
The Parks at Arlington
(Arlington) Grapevine Mills
Grapevine Mills
(Grapevine) Southlake Town Square
Southlake Town Square
(Southlake)

Fort Worth and Denton County

Ridgmar Mall
Ridgmar Mall
(Fort Worth) Hulen Mall (Fort Worth) Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth) Presidio Towne Crossing (Fort Worth) Golden Triangle Mall
Golden Triangle Mall
(Denton) Vista Ridge Mall (Lewisville) Montgomery Plaza
Montgomery Plaza
(Fort Worth) West 7th Fort Worth (Fort Worth) University Park (Fort Worth) La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth (Fort Worth)

Collin and Hunt County

The Shops at Willow Bend
The Shops at Willow Bend
(Plano) Collin Creek Mall (Plano) Stonebriar Centre
Stonebriar Centre
(Frisco) Crossroads Mall (Greenville) Legacy West
Legacy West
(Plano) The Shops at Legacy (Plano)

Defunct malls

North Hills Mall (North Richland Hills) Big Town Mall (Mesquite) Forum 303 Mall (Arlington) Northtown Mall (Dallas) Richardson Square Mall (Richardson) Seminary South Shopping Center (Fort Worth) Six Flags Mall (Arlington) Valley Vi

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