Residents of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood are saying good-bye to the Megamall, a huge shopping center that's stood in the heart of the neighborhood for decades.

The mall opened in 1995, but the building itself is much older. The demolition was pushed back several months so parts of the terra cotta could be preserved.

Local artists decorated the Megamall last summer as a farewell.

Developers plan to use the land to build Logan's Crossing, an apartment building and shopping center. The first tenants are expected to move in around a year and half after construction begins.

Sources: Megamall Demolition Begins: Neighbors Say Goodbye, Snag Artifacts

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