A pretty good article about this subject Rolling the Dice: NYC's Casino Proposals + Residences with Billiards and Poker Tables | CityRealty
A lot of good renderings in that article. These size buildings are right in BIG’s wheelhouse and specialty.
Edit: Here’s an additional pic Bjarke just posted that is not in the article above.
Ha I was just about to message you to repost this. I removed my screenshot since yours is better.
hehehe, that rooftop looks crazy!
Imagine when 175 Park is built .
Also it totally makes sense BIG would have a rendering with The Spiral. It’s their tallest tower that’s been built I believe.
It is one of the classier casino designs I’ve seen, but I still have several reservations. I’ve already mentioned the lack of a subway station nearby, which means this would generate several thousand private car and taxi trips per day. Visitors aren’t going to drag their luggage all the way from Grand Central/42nd Street and an infill station on the 7 seems extremely unlikely. Maybe a new ferry service would help? Did the idea of an LGA ferry die on the vine?
I also worry about emergency egress in a cantilevered section that large — you definitely wouldn’t want to be way out on one of the cantilevered floors in the event of a fire.
On a more personal/subjective note, putting a casino resort next to the UN creates a pretty bizarre juxtaposition, although the inclusion of a freedom and democracy museum makes it a little more palatable. Let’s just hope it’s not a more of freedom and democracy memorial by then!
That rooftop goes crazy.
I would take this sans casino in a heartbeat.
Would there be a way to pair this with funding for a new station on the 7 train?
I LOVE the swooping/curved designs! Simple, yet refined in a way that would make these buildings a VAST improvement over a long-vacant lot. Only real issue(s) (as mentioned) are the proximity of casinos to the new residences, and ease of access to subways (which, apparently, would involve long walks to Grand Central or lots of rideshare). Otherwise, I’d love to see these buildings get built!
Is the gradient in the Steinway Tunnel too steep for a station?
Think this will area be served by a 42nd 2nd Ave stop, in a few decades lol. Wouldn’t hate the State require some investment to the SAS as part of the approval. I like that this project fills in a huge underdeveloped piece of the waterfront, but as it is currently it’s pretty isolated from any transit, which i feel should be priority for any casino bid. Think I’m a bit partial to Willet’s Point for that reason.