10/25/2010 12:07 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nine-Story Mall Made Of Shipping Containers Coming To Midtown?

Architecture firm LOT-EK has proposed bringing a nine-story mall made of stacked shipping crates to 42nd Strett and 5th Avenue, according to design blog Inhabitat. Gosh, haven't we been saying New York needs more stores? But at least this one looks sort of neat.

Plus, Inhabitat does a good job justifying the structure, even on top of their photo gallery:

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