2013 was another great year for Downtown Decorations. We were lucky enough to work on some really unique projects, including one for La Palmera shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The coastal city is in the southern region of Texas and has a metro population of almost half a million. The city is also home to the Port of Corpus Christi, which is the fifth-largest port in the country.
Residents and tourists looking for the latest in fashion, or a nice restaurant to grab a bite to eat, flock to La Palmera. The 1,017,704-square-foot super-regional mall just went through a $50 million renovation, giving it an updated look and fabulous new features, including a design that conforms to U.S. Green Building Council guidelines. It is the first mall in the United States to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development at the Certified Silver Levels.
At Downtown Decorations, we also take pride in going green and do all we can to create environmentally conscious designs. For most of our projects, we use energy-saving LED lights, which use 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Many of our products are also made with 60% recycled steel. The glitter mesh sign topper that we designed for La Palmera utilizes both. On top of that, the product was custom-designed to fit on top of the mall’s entrance sign. As you can see in the pictures, the tail notch fits directly on top of the sign. The finished product is not only eco-friendly, but a stylish and sophisticated addition to the mall.