BROOKINGS, S.D., July 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chicago's Water Tower Place recently purchased and installed a large-format vertical LED video banner directly inside its Michigan Avenue entrance. Designed and manufactured by Daktronics Inc. (Nasdaq:DAKT) of Brookings, S.D., the iconic Magnificent Mile center's new, double-sided LED display measures 8-feet wide by 12-feet high, features high-resolution 4-mm pixel spacing and is audio capable. View a photo and equipment description of Water Tower Place's new LED banner. The LED banner promotes Water Tower Place special events and promotions, along with retailers and restaurants in the eight-story vertical shopping center, while also keeping spots available for purchase to outside advertisers. Katie Lindsay, marketing manager for Water Tower Place, recently commented on how the new display will heighten the shopping experience: "This digital sign adds a new dynamic to our marketing and advertising capabilities and showcases our wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options in an entirely new way," said Lindsay. "Using the latest technologies – like the digital queuing system we offered shoppers visiting Santa during the holidays – has allowed us to enhance shoppers' overall experience at Water Tower Place." General Growth Properties (GGP), owner and manager of Water Tower Place, operate high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. Four other GGP shopping centers feature similar Daktronics LED screens: Bridgewater Commons in Bridgewater, N.J.; Cumberland Mall in Atlanta, Ga.; Northridge Fashion Center in San Fernando Valley, Calif.; and Stonebriar Centre Mall in Dallas, Texas. In addition, GGP plans to install other large format LED displays at other U.S.-based shopping center locations for this fall 2013. Daktronics LED video banner solutions are designed specifically for the indoor shopping center environment. Its high-efficiency design allows the screen to overcome harsh interior lighting conditions without pushing electrical components to their limits – saving energy, increasing reliability and extending lifetime.