Images of America’s ‘Creepiest’ Abandoned Mall in Missouri

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Seph Lawless
Inside the Metro North Mall are corridors of broken displays, bits of furniture and missing ceiling panels.
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A tree struggles to live in the dilapidated mall.
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There is extensive structural damage inside the Metro North Mall - abandoned only for two years.
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These photos of the Metro North Mall in Kansas City, Missouri, may be some of the last before the building comes down for redevelopment.
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Fixtures and lights still remain in some of the shops.
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Much of the mall's former decor now features algae, peeling paint and water damage.
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The shell of a jewelry store is a reminder of the businesses that used to flourish in the Metro North Mall.
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The mall was only 38 years old when it was closed and abandoned.
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Security grating close over a shop for the last time.
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Litter fill much of the abandoned mall space.
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A floor plan is graffitied over amidst broken paneling and debris.
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Photographer Seph Lawless visited the Metro North Mall for his series on abandoned American malls.
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Plants struggle to grow in the dead space of the mall.
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