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Greetings From Crown Center at 40: Hallmark's Island of Misfit Ideasnew

Hallmark Cards broke ground on this "city within a city" on September 16, 1968. Company founder Joyce C. Hall had spent the previous decade meeting with architects, industrial designers and real-estate men. Walt Disney, a friend, had even contributed a few ideas. Hall envisioned Crown Center as a sort of monument to corporate benevolence.
The Pitch  |  David Martin  |  12-22-2009  |  Shopping

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