Registration and Submission Deadline: August 13, 2012
Recently New York's state government has been trying to legalize casinos throughout the state. Current proposals are asking for the construction of seven "Vegas" sized casinos throughout New York. The New York City casinos are being pitched by their supporters as "regional revitalization" tools. Although Manhattan is in no need of revitalization, it does have a clear zone that could use rethinking -- Hudson Yards and the area around its neighboring convention center.
This competition asks to use the site of an existing convention center and add/replace it with a hotel and casino for the complex. Entrants are asked to rethink this zone so as to create a dynamic destination in the city for tourists, residents, and convention-goers alike. This complex should aim to recharge its surroundings in the same way the High Line did the Meatpacking District, bringing in pedestrians and cleaning up the area.
For more information on this competition, click here.