Philadelphia Casino Designs Receive Critique - Friday 2nd of June 2006

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – As reported by Globe Street: "Designs by developers of five different proposed casinos here received criticism by a panel of architects and urban planners during "Slots and the City: A Public Design Forum." It was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center just ahead of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's June 2 deadline for public comment, and a recording of the event has been entered into the board's public record.

"Each developer made a 10-minute presentation, followed by comments from panel members. The least criticized design was by Pinnacle Entertainment, except for the Trump Organization. Its presentation contained no renderings, floor plans or details, because, the developer said, they have gone back to the drawing boards after obtaining input from neighbors at the site.

"All but the Trump proposal are at sites along the Delaware Riverfront. The six panelists leveled as much criticism at the city as at the developers in respect to all plans, but especially the riverfront four…"

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