Measured by the crowds that have greeted its opening over the past three weeks, the new Ikea store in Bloomington has been an unqualified success. But measured against the ambitious plans to develop a one-of-a-kind parcel across from the Mall of America, Ikea stands as the only result of a vision that was much more far-reaching. At 53 acres, the property was targeted to house nothing less than the second phase of the mall. An eye-popping plan called for hotels, office buildings, a performing-arts center and a futuristic high-technology complex that would be known as the "Hyperport."Read the full story at startribune.com.
Sunday, August 08, 2004
Ikea != Hyperport
The StarTribune has a very thorough article on the underwhelming progress towards Phase II of the Mall of America. An excerpt: