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What they need to do is think of what the building is good for other than as a pure retail mall, and also consider the housing aspect. Many big malls today are built with a condominium portion so that there's a captive audience for the mall. Unfortunately, it may be hard to get people to buy condos on a project already deemed a failure. However, there must be a need for cheap office space, and parts of the mall must make an interesting tourist destination if advertised as such. Perhaps certain industries need a large amount of indoor space, or can conduct business mainly through the internet (e.g., software industry or call centers). Perhaps it would be good for a film studio, or they could open a school there. If the facilities are nicer than local government buildings, they could house government offices there.

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