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Bal Harbour Shops

Bal Harbour, FL

In 1965, Bal Harbour Shops opened as the first exclusive, high-fashion shopping center on what had been the site of a World War II Army barracks. At the time, most malls around the country were being built as enclosed, air conditioned facilities with a mixture of moderately priced stores. Bal Harbour Shops defied this trend by creating a shopping destination with lush landscape and outdoor circulation to take advantage of the beautiful weather in South Florida. In 1982, the shops expanded with a second floor addition to satisfy the demand for high-end shoppers.

More than 45 years later, Zyscovich Architects has been retained to design enhancements to this unique shopping center by adding and improving high-end leasable areas. The Master Plan also includes a new anchor store, the addition of public green space and parking. The planning and design of the extension to this distinctive shopping destination will help continue its successful trend and ranking as the most productive shopping center in the United States.

In 1965, Bal Harbour Shops opened as the first exclusive, high-fashion shopping center on what had been the site of a World War II Army barracks. At the time, most malls around the country were being built as enclosed, air conditioned facilities with a mixture of moderately priced stores. Bal Harbour Shops defied this trend by creating a shopping destination with lush landscape and outdoor circulation to take advantage of the beautiful weather in South Florida. In 1982, the shops expanded with a second floor addition to satisfy the demand for high-end shoppers.

More than 45 years later, Zyscovich Architects has been retained to design enhancements to this unique shopping center by adding and improving high-end leasable areas. The Master Plan also includes a new anchor store, the addition of public green space and parking. The planning and design of the extension to this distinctive shopping destination will help continue its successful trend and ranking as the most productive shopping center in the United States.