Could one Italian architect have the antidote for America’s dying malls?

Massimiliano Fuksas and a rendering of the renovated Beverly Center, slated for completion in 2018 (Credit: Alchetron, Massimiliano Fuksas)
Massimiliano Fuksas and a rendering of the renovated Beverly Center, slated for completion in 2018 (Credit: Alchetron, Massimiliano Fuksas)

From the Los Angeles website: The Beverly Center mall, owned by Taubman Centers, may have a $500 million renovation budget, but Massimiliano Fuksas, the architect spearheading the transformation, only has one goal — to make you feel something when you walk in.

“Emotion is everything,” the Italian architect told The Real Deal as he waxed poetic on art, beauty and why indoor shopping malls don’t necessarily have to wither and die. [more]