Mon 6/11/12

Natick, Mass.–Nouvelle at NatickNatick Mall, in an area known as MetroWest, was built in 1966, and got a massive overhaul in 1994. But that makeover occurred while enclosed malls were still in favor, and didn’t bring it up to 21st century standards. So last year, after acquiring an adjacent parcel of land once occupied by a Wonder Bread factory, General Growth decided to give the mall a $370 million makeover. Along with the addition of anchor stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom that helped reinvent the mall as a luxury destination called the Natick Collection, they grafted 12 stories of condominiums onto the side of the building, created a 1.2-acre park with wandering, leafy paths on the mall’s roof, and added a private club with features like a piano lounge and screening room.  Interesting Boston Globe article from 2010.  Here it is up close on Streetview.  Here is the aforementioned Neiman Marcus with the tower in the background.

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