A few weeks ago, I mentioned an article about how towns are reusing the "big box store" spaces left behind by failed Walmarts and Kmarts.
Today, Murketing linked a piece in Slate on the same subject, with a slideshow of images by Julia Christensen who has written a book on the subject, Big Box Reuse.
From go-cart racetracks and indoor flea markets to mega churches and at least one Museum of Spam, not to mention libraries and Head Start centers, we Americans sure can think up some pretty great ways to make better use of big boxes than as places to sell cheap crap made in China.
If only we could apply the same practical creativity to recycling the auto industry...
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