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    Victor Gruen

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    12

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    (Viktor David Gruenbaum)
    July 18, 1903 – February 14, 1980

    Victor Gruen had a dream. America was too suburban. All these little towns spread out, all these people with no place to go...

    The mall. Gruen came up with the mall. A central place where all these suburbanites can congregate. Can walk around, can talk to others, can eat, can shop! It was to be a socialist paradise, but in America!

    And Gruen's dream became a reality. He designed the first shopping mall, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Soon, his creation spread through the country, state by state, suburb by suburb... Malls were everywhere. Gruen's vision was achieved. It was a socialist paradise!

    Yeah, not so fast.

    Socialist paradise? Make it capitalist paradise. Gruen HATED what the mall became. He called them "bastard developments".

    That'll teach you to have dreams...

    Verdict: Jew.

    September 12, 2014

    See Also

    Gustave Eiffel

    Frank Gehry

    Cher Horowitz

    Louis Kahn

    Mark Rothko
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