Wal-Mart Larger Than Manhattan

Excellent infographic from Good Magazine: The total floorspace of Wal-Mart (18,810 acres) is now larger than the square footage of Manhattan (15,000 acres).

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When baald and I stepped into a Wal-Mart store last weekend, we both had the same realization: It was the first time either of us had ever set foot in one. Funny how something that has occupied so much of the popular imagination (what other store has as many movies, books, and blog posts written about it?) can be so far off the daily radar of millions of Americans.

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One Reply to “Wal-Mart Larger Than Manhattan”

  1. WOW, I am a carpet cleaner in NYC. I could not imagine all that square footage owned by one company.. That is truly a WOW…

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