Artist's Renderings for the Florida Mall
Florida Mall Artist's Renderings
Shopping malls--United States
An artist's rendering of the exterior of the Florida Mall. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946) joined his father's business and together they became known as the "kings of the shopping mall." By the late 1980s, the DeBartolo Corporation had constructed 51 shopping malls, including 21 in Florida. The Florida Mall, located on the corner of Sand Lake Road and Orange Blossom Trail, was designed to appeal to Central Florida's large tourist economy and opened in March of 1986. Originally, the mall sat on 250 acres, contained over 1.3 million square feet of shopping space, and featured over 160 stores.
Original 8 x 10 inch color drawing: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 8 x10 inch color drawing.
Is Part Of
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
8 x10 inch color drawing
The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida
Sky Lake Project
Crawford, Selwyn. "Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. bristles at even the slightest….'" The Orlando Sentinel, June 15, 1986. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-06-15/business/0230120196_1_DeBartolo-shopping-malls-mall-in-south.