FROM Doug Hanks
Mega Mall Planned in Miami-Dade Would Dwarf Mall of America Minnesota's Mall of America has been the last word in American commercialism run wild, but it will be dwarfed by a new development underway in Florida. Rendering of the American Dream Miami Image: Triple Five Developer The Mall of America is the biggest thing of its kind, sprawled over 4.4 million square feet of land near Bloomington, Minnesota. Now, the developer called Triple Five has proposed a mall called American Dream Miami on 6.2 million square feet -- 40% larger.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.