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The 80-foot-tall tree house sculpture is the centerpiece of Crystals — which is saying a lot, since the upscale mall gives shoppers plenty to ogle, even beyond the eye-catching fashions. The same architect who designed Crystals — David Rockwell — thought up the wooden structure in the middle of the shopping center, which houses Mastro’s Ocean Club restaurant. The gridded sculpture’s trunk contains the concierge, and the dining terrace is on the second level, practically hovering over shoppers. Inside, the restaurant has white leather booths and mahogany ceiling beams.
The tree house isn’t the only attraction that makes The Shops at Crystals stand apart from standard shopping malls. Check out the pillars of ice that change as water shapes them, as well as the spontaneously spraying water feature that coordinates with colored lights.