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    Default Agora mall

    A new type of Mall in Santo Domingo that promises to be greener and first of its kind in the country!



    The site they picked for the Mall sits right across the street from the new IKEA store in Santo Domingo and first of the company in Latin America.



    The site itself was a huge property that sat for decades undeveloped and unused for the most part by the land owners.




    Then they workmen started to move into the lot by December 2009, with a plan to make it something that would break the norm in the country for what a Mall must represent from design to utility and green energy:







    Just a week after the workmen moved into position, the digging started without a pause for months:



    No matter day of nigth, rain or winds, the work was carried on without a moment to spare:




    By the end of January and exactly one month from the workmen's moving into the lot, the advance was undeniable:





    At the same time about mid February the work on the Santo Domingo Metro's Line 2 was taking shape for the station that would link to the Mall and other stores in the area:



    IKEA had just been given life across the street and yet, the big thing seemed not to be the new giant on the side but what was going to sprout from the bigger hole ever to be dug in the city:




    By May of 2010 the deep point was reached and things got onto another stage:






    The machines in that huge hole seemed like toys in a sandbox, even the Metro's Line 2 station reached critical point almost like a son to the big project:










    And then came July 2010 and the Mall was born:







    By mi August things were going faster than they ever could be as work started to go up, instead of digging:





    By September things got even bigger, better and faster:







    By October the Mall got the first columns looking up and towering from the big hole below:





    By the end of October the first floors came about to be:




    By November the entire floor plan was taking shape below and all around:






    The street level was reached in one of the corners:





    Then the other:




    By late December entire parking floors were ready:



    And the floors kept piling up one after the other:







    The came January of 2011:







    And there came February 2011:






    Then March came:







    And then March was ending:





    And April pushed into the line:







    April was getting ready to part ways and packing:







    So it was May's turn to play host for 2011:









    You know what they say about April's showers:

    One Dominican at a time please!


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    Then May also wanted to let the path open to others and so it went:





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    Then came June running in:






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    And July stepped into the ring:








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    The August 2011 made its presence felt:








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    The September took the bout:










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    The came October...



















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    Quick facts about AGORA MALL:


    • Over 80% of the stores of the Mall are in the hands of Dominicans representing local brands and international franchises.
    • The design and construction process of Agora Mall involved a total of 11 contractors, all Dominicans.
    • Already 95% of the stores are leased and over 50% delivered in the hands of those to be readied for the opening.
    • The top floor of the Mall would be dedicated to 20 plus fast food outlets, 8 casual dining restaurant and entertainment spaces.
    • The top floor of the Mall is going to be the garden area with a transparent ceiling, unique in the country for the type of building.
    • There will be parking space for over 1,800 vehicles in the Mall premises.
    • The parking system employs a smart real time technology to guide drivers to vacant spaces on each floor, saving time for clients.
    • Four years Prior to design and actual planning of the Mall a market survey was carried out in a 3 mile perimeter of the site, the market survey of the area provided that the HHI was above the 100K for the minimum earners and high acquisition power.
    • The project is carried out with a total investment of U.S.D $ 100 million.
    • ​​With 120,000 square meters of construction and expected to employ 1,800 people.


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    As of November 9th:
































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    I'm so glad that I moved away from that area , although a club I want to join meets almost across the street once a week I gotta dig up my old parking scheme for that zone

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