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Best Of 2011

(December 16th – 31st, 2011)

Jürgen Eidt


Richard C. Drew

Abandoned and Decaying - Dead Shopping Center

Dixie Square Mall, Harvey, Illinois, USA

July 30, 2011, 11:30 am

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© 2011 Richard C. Drew, All Rights Reserved.

2011 was my year to revisit a lot of abandoned buildings. Among them was Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois. Famous for being the shopping center that the Blues Brothers drove through in 1980's classic movie of the same name.

This photo is in the HVAC room at the JC Penny store (three stories up). Yes, that's asbestos hanging from the ceiling.

The mall is large, crumbling and a mecca for urban explorers. Funds have been available for demolition since 2010, but federal and local regulations have mired this in red tape.


USA-Canada / USA-Illinois

Lat: 41° 36' 48.55" N
Long: 88° 41' 7.42" W

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Canon 7D
Sigma 8mm Fisheye
Giottos Carbon Fiber Tripod
Agnos TCP Tripod Head
Transcend 32 GB CF card

Lightroom 3
PhotoShop CS5
Pano2VR 3

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