This cutting-edge drone port could be the future of the shopping mall as we know it

Megan Harney for Business Insider:  As malls shutter across the country, one architecture firm has plans to salvage brick-and-mortar shopping centers by turning them into drone ports. 

CallisonRTKL, a global architecture firm, was inspired by the Six Flags Mall in Arlington, Texas, which is going to be demolished after losing its key tenants. 

There are tentative plans in place to transform the defunct mall into an industrial complex, but CallisonRTKL has something else in mind. The firm wants to transform the shell of the former mall into a delivery warehouse that's ideal for drone takeoff and delivery. 

Here a preview of what that might look like:

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