1976 Press Photo shopping center, Lakeside, Fairlane
Caption: New photo file, Fairlane Town Center (Dearborn), Armend P, Lakeside, Fairlane: Advancing The Art Of the Mall, Struck by the overwhelming enormity of it, I stood there with my head crooked back, half expecting to see a rain cloud or flock of birds blow by. I had just entered the almost-finished Lakeside Center in Sterling Heights, which, together with its companion in Dearborn, Fairlane Towne Center, opens to the public March 2 after four years in the works. Both are products of the Southfield-based Taubman Co. It's centers like these that have made shopping America's most popular in-door sport. I must admit that shopping centers to me have always seemed only to be economic interruptions in the sweep of nature's landscape, swaddled in concrete, esthetically brittle.
The front and back of this photograph are pictured below.
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