Wherever you look in Amman you see half done stuff. Everything is incomplete.
City Mall is an investment of tens of millions of Dinars. Some pretty amazing shops inside. It is a successful, popular place. The photo above is from the pavement around the mall. I am sorry, but this makes me sick.
Where the heck is the tree? Instead we have an exposed electrical cable (probably dangerous). And cigarette butts.
Neither the mall owner, nor the people who rent the shops, nor the responsible architect have been able to get themselves to plant some trees (total cost would probably be just a few hundred JDs). Maybe they don’t care. And the mall is successful anyway so why bother.
I suggest that GAM starts imposing a fine on empty tree spots.
Here is the telephone number and email of the City Mall from their site. They are asking for suggestions and feedback:
Tell us what you think about our services, or write to us should you have any ideas for improvements. We welcome all of your comments and suggestions
Tel: + 962 6 5868500
Fax: + 962 6 5868501
Amman 11821 Jordan
Call, Fax or email them. Best thing is to BOTH call and Email/Fax them. Tell them the pavement is both ugly and probably dangerous (electric cable!). Let’s see if the Jordanian blogger community can get some trees planted outside the mall. It’s not exactly Amman’s most pressing problem. But it would be a good test if some public pressure can get something small changed.