The demolition begins

mall demolition

Randall Park Mall near Cleveland was billed as the biggest shopping center in the world when it was built in 1976. But it was abandoned in 2009 and now it's being demolished to make way for an industrial park.

Seph Lawless, urban explorer and author of "Black Friday," photographed the destruction as part of a project he calls "autopsy of America."

First published January 29, 2015: 4:55 PM ET