Big Box Casino On Its Way To Philadelphia

The new casino rising along Philadelphia's Delaware River is likely to be little more than a drab Big Box with gambling inside, according to this review from <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> architecture critic Inga Saffron.
March 23, 2010, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Harrah's Chester, the first to open in the Philadelphia region, actually is a metal shed, similar to the quickie warehouses that pop up along the New Jersey Turnpike but glammed up with an appliqué of glass and neon. Bensalem's three-month-old Parx resembles a big-box store with big LED screens - it's casino meets Costco. SugarHouse, now rising on Philadelphia's Delaware River, promises to be much the same."

Saffron writes that the new casino being built by casino magnate Steve Wynn runs the danger of replicating the lackluster design and urban impact of the Harrah's building.

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Published on Friday, March 19, 2010 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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