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NEW YORK, December 6, 2011 – Throughout its history, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has recognized and honored the shopping center industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends, as well as outstanding examples of design and development throughout the world through its Global Awards programs. As part of the shopping center industry’s premier awards competition, ICSC is pleased to announce that Crystals at CityCenter, Las Vegas, Nev., has been chosen as a Gold Design and Development Award winner in its annual U.S. Design and Development Awards. ICSC’s U.S. Design and Development Awards are designed to recognize outstanding projects for excellence in the creation of new retail projects, and in the expansion or redevelopment of existing projects, solely within the continental United States. [Editor’s note: For complete details on this and the other winners, visit ICSC’s global awards web gallery].

Crystals at CityCenter won its gold award and sustainable design award in the Innovation Design and Development of a New Project category which recognizes and honors a specific new shopping center and demonstrate how a specific design or construction problem was solved or how new standards in design and construction were established. As the centerpiece of Las Vegas’s new CityCenter, Crystals at CityCenter showcases an array of the world’s most exclusive retailers in an architectural movement. By design Crystals features a multi-faceted glass canopy depicting the intricate beauty of a quartz crystal that welcomes the abundance of natural light into the three-level experiential environment.

ICSC announced the winners of the 2011 U.S. Design and Development Awards during an awards ceremony during ICSC’s annual CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects, designers, retailers, or other professionals responsible for any retail project or retail store design that demonstrated unusual development or redevelopment characteristics with a high degree of creativity and uniqueness within the continental U.S. The competition focused on four general categories: Innovative Design and Construction of a New Project; Renovation or Expansion of an Existing Project; Sustainable Design; and Retail Store Design.

In addition, Crystals at CityCenter is automatically eligible to win ICSC's Best-of-the-Best VIVA Award. The ICSC Best-of-the-Best VIVA Awards, which recognize the shopping center industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions and creative responses to market trends, throughout the world, will be presented during a ceremony at ICSC's annual convention, RECon, May 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in more than 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit

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