In 1994, after a 15 year stint as a place to buy stuff, the New World shopping mall closed its doors to customers. The Thai Supreme Court had deemed 7 of the mall’s 11 floors out of compliance with building codes. Following a partial demolition and a fire, the mall was left roofless. It wasn’t long before rainwater flooded the ground floor and the basement.
As happens with warm stagnant bodies of water, mosquitos moved in. And, as happens with moquitoes, they started to… Click to read the rest of the Smithsonian Article.