STUDIO V unveils new Empire City Casino in Yonkers

New York /
Dec.December 07, 2013 09:00 AM

 The design firm STUDIO V has unveiled its hyper-modern take on the porte cochère at the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway in New York.

The structure features a sweeping 300-foot curved facade that reaches over 45 feet in height in front of a newly landscaped courtyard. The new entranceway, constructed using shop-fabricated components erected on site, is the largest of its kind in North America.

“At Yonkers Raceway, we set out to re-invent the modern casino. Our design features a four-story high arc of frameless glass that projects the energy of the casino onto the building exterior, and brings the landscape and architecture into the gaming hall,” Jay Valgora, the principal and founder of STUDIO V, said in a statement. “The facade forms a backdrop for a sculptural porte cochère utilizing exotic structural systems and innovative materials.” –Christopher Cameron

Correction: A previously published version of this post mischaracterized the status of the project and how long it took to construct. It is, in fact, completed, in a process that took about a year.


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