Another day, another Google search. I ran across this chart on the largest US malls. The Biggest suprise: the Mall of America is not the largest mall in America. The MoA is the largest building in America with a super-regional retail mall at 4.3 million square feet and growing, but it is trumped on actual retail area by three other malls: South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA), Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Del Amo Fashion Center (Torrance, CA).
Other lagre malls of note on the list which I have visted include Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem and Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia. Also included was the Riverchase Galleria in my friend Tim's backyard, which just got a new department store. Ruverchase also has the world's largest skylight.
The thing that suprised me was that the King Of Prussia complex outside Philadelphia wasn't listed. It would have definately made the top five in retail space. KOP is technically two seperate but connected malls, but then again so is South Coast Plaza