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Drone video goes inside abandoned White Flint Mall

Long before the White Flint mall closed in January it already was showing serious signs of age. About half a year after it closed, video shot by a photographer reveals how damaged the mall is now.

This video shot in June and uploaded to YouTube by Mike Purks tells the erie story of how fast this once busy mall has deteriorated. Purks says he used a drone and a GoPro camera to shoot the video.

Inside the mall, the video shows loose wiring, broken glass and knocked down walls. One destroyed landmark in particular is the old Dave and Buster's movie marquee, which is now mostly on the ground.

The White Flint mall was built in 1977 and closed earlier this year. The land will be redeveloped into a town center, following the national open air shopping center trend across the country.

Most stores vacated the mall as the customers stopped coming, but Lord and Taylor is suing the mall owners over the closing. The store says their agreement with the mall owners was violated when the mall closed for redevelopment.

A federal jury will determine if Lord and Taylor is entitled to any damages. The two sides are due in court next week.


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