Tag Archives: Atlantic City

How to Reuse a Casino | Chloe Taft


Revel had already filed for bankruptcy twice since opening in 2012. (Photo: Anjan Chatterjee, Flickr Commons).

Casino adaptive reuse may well become an architectural movement in the future. Revel joins three other Atlantic City casinos that have closed or are set to close this year. According to a recent report, more could follow.

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Reclamation Points: Salvaging Materials for Trendy Designs | Jewish Exponent

Heartwalk, a sculpture made from reclaimed Atlantic City boardwalk pieces, is shown here on tour in Brooklyn. NYCDOT.

You may not have noticed it, but if you’ve eaten at Bryan Sikora’s lovely La Fia in Wilmington, any of Jose Garces’ spots, Jake’s in Manayunk or Stephen Starr’s Fette Sau, you’ve been in the presence of recycled building materials and rescued architectural finishes. Artists have long been hip to this karmic win/win, using found objects to create jaw-dropping masterpieces of all stripes. Heartwalk, a 30-foot wooden heart sculpture installed in Atlantic City last November, was created by Brooklyn, N.Y., design firm Situ Studio, which used reclaimed wood from Hurricane Sandy-battered boardwalks.

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