Casino Awning Yonkers – New York
Yonkers Raceway was founded in 1899, en tant que club Empire City Trotting. From 1907 at 1943, Thoroughbreds have replaced the harness racing. Seabiscuit was one of many famous thoroughbred that marked this track.
The Rooney family acquired Yonkers Raceway 1972 and maintained live harness racing for over 35 years. In 2001, the New York State enacted a law allowing slot machines in eight specific installations horse race, including Yonkers Raceway. Yonkers Raceway closed in June 2005 to build the new gambling operation. The original club house of six floors has been renovated on the first two floors to accommodate more 2 000 video slots and restaurants. A new one-story building was built to contain: 3 000 Additional gaming machines, international dining hall, bars, entertainment lounge and more.
Subtlety is far from being synonymous with horse racing and games, So our challenge was to embrace this type of building, but to express it in a new and authentic way. We set out to reinvent the type: instead of a themed environment in an air-conditioned black box, an innovative structure and a unique landscape inspired a new commercial building for Yonkers Raceway. Famous for its races for over a century, This site is originally a beautiful historic wooden pavilion, replaced by a cable structure with retractable glass. These innovative structures sit atop a dramatic rise giving Yonkers Casino. In 2015, Casino Blackjack hosts , Craps , Roulette and Baccarat in addition to slot machines.
The games are fully automated.
In January 2013, Empire City Casino has completed a new expansion 50 million designed by Studio V Architecture which added 66 000 square foot casino. L’expansion “included a sculptural gateway-cochere, most northeastern window, a representation of 300 feet long and 27 feet in height from the horizon of the city of New York entirely made of nails, a new set of floor with almost 700 slot machines and two new restaurants: coffee & Bar et Pinch de Dan Rooney. If the improved casino casino is approved in the State of New York, and a full set of permits is guaranteed by Empire City Casino, he intends to invest more than 310 million to build a hotel 400 bedrooms, a multi-purpose arena 5 000 squares and 2 500 parking garage and more. In a report 2012 published by the New York Gaming Association, it is estimated that it would give a shock 572 million to the local economy and create 2 979 jobs.
A sculptural arch entrance reinvents the image of the historic track with a lattice structure lit LED 11 000 square feet covered with a transparent film ETFE.
Empire City Casino à Yonkers Raceway
Location: 810 Yonkers Ave. Yonkers, NEW
Owner: Yonkers Raceway et Casino Yonkers, NEW
Architect: Studio V Architecture New York, NEW
structural engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers New York, NY Coordinator
Door-cochere: FTL New York, NEW
General contractor: LP Bovio Buffalo, NEW
Curtain Wall Consultant: Israel Berger & Associates New York, NEW
Structured Steel Erector: Berlin Steel Kensington, CT
architectural metal Erector: Custom exterior systems Sloatsburg, NEW
Erector ornamental metal: Birdair Amherst,
L’ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene)
can be applied in multiple ways, such as tensile architecture applications easy, double or triple layer. The material is durable, very transparent and very light compared to glass structures.
Empire City Casino with expansion :
In January 2013, Empire City Casino has completed a new expansion 50 million designed by Studio V Architecture which added 66 000 square foot casino. L’expansion “included a sculptural gateway-cochere, most northeastern window, a representation of 300 feet long and 27 feet in height from the horizon of the city of New York entirely made of nails, a new set of floor with almost 700 slot machines and two new restaurants: coffee & Bar et Pinch de Dan Rooney.
This amazing achievement signed by the architectural firm Studio V Architecture was brought to light through LED modules integrated into the structure by TDA (Tilloson Design Associates) compound : Suzan Tillotson, Ellen Sears, Parekh et Kate Nelson Myth.
This achievement to receive the G Light & Architecture Design Award 2014.
Project Yonkers Casino Home canopy located in Yonkers (United States)
A sculpture entrance canopy reinvents the image of the historic track with a 11 000 square feet, the lattice structure LED on covered with a film of transparent ETFE.
Many bus companies offer a regular bus service to and from Empire City Casino from various places in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Bus stops are located near subway stops, train stops and other popular areas. Most packages include food stamps and / or free games with the ticket price. Metro-North offers an option “day-break” which is the most popular package offered by MTA. The package includes a free game 10 $ and a good meal 10 $, and free shuttle service to Empire City Casino from Mount Vernon West station. Several bus routes Bee-Line also make stops at Empire City Casino: Route 7, 20, 4c BxM, 430, 440 and 470.