We ran across this article from Inhabitat, and just had to share it!
Providence Arcade, the first U.S. indoor shopping mall, is being transformed into a new micro apartment complex. Originally built in 1828, the historic building is known for its classic Greek architecture and iconic columns. It was closed in 2008 for renovations, but took a completely different direction instead.
In 1976, the Providence Arcade was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Natural light shines through the building’s skylights and brighten up its central atrium.
An inside view of the structure, where there will be restaurants and retail space on the ground floor and 48 apartments featured on the remaining levels.
Complete with kitchen appliances (minus an oven), full bathroom and pull down bed – the micro-sized apartment has just about everything you could need. The complex also provides additional storage space, a laundry room and a common area for residents to mingle.