Randhurst: Suburban Chicago's Grandest Shopping Center (Landmarks)
Business biography, Business and economics, United States history
Synthetic audio, Automated braille
At the time of its completion in 1962, Chicago�s Randhurst Shopping Center was billed as the world�s largest shopping center under one roof. Its brash and flamboyant architect, Victor Gruen, the man known as the �Father of the Shopping Mall,�… declared Randhurst different from any established building type in the world. Gruen turned commercial architecture into an art form, in turn making himself a household name. This is the narrative of the people who walked Randhurst�s corridors, from Robert F. Kennedy to Mr. T; of stores and their stories; of the parties, pomp and personalities involved in the life, death and rebirth of an exceptional and atypical place. This is Randhurst.