It was fun being near the top while it lasted.
Minnesota's iconic Mall of America could soon be bumped down the list of largest shopping malls – at the hands of its owners.
Triple Five, which owns the Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall (the largest in North America), announced plans to build a ginormous destination mall in Miami that would eclipse ... well, everything. If the plans go through as-is, it would be the largest mall in the entire world, Local 10 in Florida reports.
In all, the complex (called American Dream) would take up 200 acres.
Among its amenities:
- A 300,000-square-foot amusement park.
- A 225,000-square-foot water park.
- An indoor snow slope for skiing, tubing and snowboarding.
- Miniature golf.
- An aquarium.
- 400+ stores and restaurants.
But the real slap in the face to us Minnesotans? This Miami mall would include an NHL-sized ice rink.
Here's the proposed mall's website, if you want to read more.
The Miami Herald says it could cost $4 billion to build and employ 25,000 people. Deals for the land, located in the Miami suburbs and adjacent to two busy highways, are already in the works, the paper reports.