Monday, September 23
By Kellie Patrick Gates
The lastest rendition of the proposed Market8 Casino replaces the former web-like design on the lower exterior floors with lots of glass, revealing an interior “four-story, dynamic video feature.”
Ken Goldenberg, lead developer and investor in MARKET8, said building design is one of his favorite aspects of development work, and he took a special interest in trying to shape this proposed building to mesh with the historic area around its 8th and Market streets location while being modern and forward-thinking.
“When you think about it aesthetically (the surrounding environment) tells you to look back 25 years, 50 years, 100 years, 200 years,” Goldenberg said. “At the same time, you have to look forward 25, 50, 100 years, with the understanding this facility will be here long after we pass away,” he said. “You feel that sort of acute responsibility to address both of those vibrations, and we worked very hard with that.”