Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Dillard's clearance

After a few weeks of clearing away the debris from the parking garage, destruction crews started taking down Mission Center Mall in earnest today.

We should see pretty rapid progress now, and commuters along Shawnee Mission Parkway will have some pretty dramatic views.

The picture above is from the Johnson Drive side of what was formerly the Dillard's store on the west end of the mall.

For those of you who haven't been keeping track, the mall is being demolished to make room for the new East Gateway development which will feature a high-rise condo building, another high-rise hotel and plenty of street-level retail.

Here's a tighter shot.

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  1. Drove by there a few weeks ago, what an hope they turn it into something good.

  2. Exciting times for Mission. This development can't come soon enough!

  3. I always joked that this Dillard's store was so empty that you could safely fire a cannon it in. Now look...

  4. I took some pictures back in May when they were just taking the parking structure down. Looked like an earthquake had hit.

    They're on my Flickr whatsit.


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