The Abandoned Mall In Missouri That’s An Eerie Reminder Of The Past

In the age of online shopping and next-day deliveries, it stands to reason that physical shopping malls would be in decline. But few realize just how quickly this concept — and the buildings themselves — are deteriorating.

Take Metro North Mall in Kansas City, Missouri for instance. What once stood as a bustling shopping center is now 1.3 million square feet of abandoned space. At its peak, it was the second largest mall in the area; at its demise, it was left with only two open stores. Today, the space has little semblance of a mall, as nature slowly reclaims the space. The following footage captured by photographer Seph Lawless provides a chilling glimpse into the not-so-distant past.

The following video shows further footage of the abandoned Metro North Mall:

Seph Lawless will be publishing a book within the year entitled Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation, now available for pre-order. Follow Seph Lawless on Instagram.