compared to the really craptacular "Horseshoe" plan by Harrah's, this is about 1,000,000x better. You know why? Because it at least has an ambition of being a destination concept. I like that their concept talks about a mix of uses, talks about utilizing the ship and having it being an attention grabber, and just maximizing the potential.
The "Horseshoe" looks to be worse than the casino barn upriver from this site. Even more embarrassing is to know that a "Horseshoe" casino in Bossier City/Shreveport, in northern Louisiana (basically, in the middle of nowhere) is way better executed than this concept in Philly, a city and a market immensely bigger than Nowhere, Louisiana. Take a look at the pics of the Louisiana casino...kinda looks like a premium Vegas strip hotel/casino, and welcomes clients from several surrounding states... ie, it's a destination.
"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference."
- Ralph Nader