Sunday, October 17, 2010

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

A few vacation photos of "The Crystals", the luxury shopping mall in the vast $11B CityCenter complex in Las Vegas. Except for the store logos out front, it's not at all obvious that it's a mall. If you have a ten figure pile of dollars to burn on a casino complex, and you'd like your casino complex to be a funhouse of unusual angles and striking shapes, one of the first things you do is hire a small army of famous architects to do your buildings. The retail segment went to Studio Daniel Liebeskind, best known for the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the master plan for the Ground Zero site in Manhattan. So doing a shopping center must have been quite a change of pace.

Crystals, Las Vegas

We weren't in the market for luxury goods at the time (which is pretty much always the case, come to think of it), so we didn't go inside. Although apparently there are a couple of unusual water features inside, so I wouldn't mind taking a look at them (by which I mean taking a few too many photos of them), next time we're in the area.

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

Crystals, Las Vegas

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