The iconic Union Jack entry cubes were designed by architect Rafique Islam and built in 1979 as a part of the original Paradise Valley Mall.
As the food court and main entryway were remodeled, Paradise Valley Mall invited community members to be a part of the transformation by purchasing personal tiles that were on display honoring the lives of cherished loved ones.
Designed by local artist, Jim Branscum, the statue was installed in May 1986 as a part of the mall expansion which brought two new wings, Dillard’s and Macy’s, and a revamped food court. The three life-sized sculptures depict three girls in traditional Navajo dress, representing hope, faith and love. It was the largest undertaking of the artist at the time and took 16 months to sculpt. Rusty Lyon, founder of Westcor and developer of Paradise Valley Mall, was an avid Native American art collector and commissioned the piece for the public to be able to enjoy.
Designed by artist Jeffrey Briggs and created by Fabricon Carousel Company, the larger-than-life carousel opened a few years after the renovation of the food court. Sponsored by Coca Cola, it was the highlight for memories for young and old.
The Stained Glass installation by Maureen McGuire was commissioned as part of the distinctive architecture which would set the center apart from the standard mall of the time, the glass resided as a stunning backdrop in the food court as a part of the original Paradise Valley Mall. The design inspiration represents the crowds of patrons and families that gathered at the shopping center.