I'm doing a story about a group of teenagers and the main location for the story is a mall and an abandoned mall. I need help with things like: locations that may be off limits for customers, general feelings people get while being in a mall and if anyone has ever been in an empty/abandoned mall. So if you have time could you answer some of the questions below, even if it is just one of them. Alternatively if you've worked in area's generally off limits to the public could you share information about what can be found in these places, where they are generally found in a mall and what they are used for. If anyone even has layouts of shopping complex they could link me to, that would also help greatly. Also if you know of any cultural differences in layouts of malls, etc. That would help as well. I'm mainly looking for personal recall of this information as apposed to factually correct information. On to the questions: Have you ever been lost in a mall/plaza/shopping complex? How old were you when this happened? And if you can remember, tell me about it? Whats your greatest fear/concern when you're in a mall/plaza/shopping complex? What shops do you normally ignore while you're at one of these places? Whats one of the most notable features of your local mall/plaza/shopping complex? Whether this is an intentional focal point or something you yourself have personally always noticed? Have you ever been in an abandoned/empty mall/plaza/shopping complex? What was it like? What state was it in? What extra's does your local mall/plaza/shopping complex have? IE: outdoor area, split levels, cinema, anything else you can think of? What is something you've always wondered about these places? Or what things have you found out that others generally are unaware of? If you know, where would the manager's office typically be located? Who has access to this area? What kind of security does your local mall/plaza/shopping complex possess? Security guards, cameras? Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.