Warsaw – Fort Wola

This was of passing interest to me as I’ve never seen a shopping centre in Poland which has been shut down. In the United States there are plenty, as well as a growing number in the UK. It opened in 2001 and the flagship tenant was the large supermarket, Auchan. The shopping centre closed down in May 2017 and it’s looked like this since.

There are meant to be plans to redevelop the site into a new centre called Galeria na Woli with a large Ikea on site, but little seems to be going on. I can’t imagine that a piece of real estate like this will be left for too long though.