Update August 8, 2014: The Amsterdam/Florida application has been rejected after the siting board determined the application incomplete.
The state Gaming Commission posted the (probably literal) tons of documents filed for the casino license applications last week. (And then unposted them. And then re-posted them.)
You could spend days going through the docs and no doubt there are people doing just that. We're hoping to dig through files for interesting bits. In the meantime, though, we thought it'd be interesting to get a sense of one thing: What would the proposed Capital Region casinos look like?
The design of the casinos isn't necessarily the most important thing about them, but they are in line to become a prominent architectural feature of whatever site ends up winning the license. And in some cases they could occupy prominent spots in the area (example: the proposed casino on the Rensselaer riverfront).
So, we pulled out renderings from all five Capital Region applications.
And here they are...
They're above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.
Not every rendering from each application is above. (Some applications included more detail than others.) We just pulled a handful of renderings from each project to get a sense of the overall look.
If you'd like to go through the applications yourself, looking for design details (or whatever), the designs are in section VIII.C.5 of each application.
There will be oral presentations about the applications after Labor Day. The board responsible for picking the winning applications is scheduled to make its selections sometime this fall.
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