Swedish Architects Want to Build Gigantic, Sun-Shaped Casino Right In Front of Bayfront Park
To the architects' credit, they recognize that their idea is "unsentimental." They also point out that vast portions of Miami -- including Bayfront Park -- were built on artificial ground.
But when Miami is trying to develop its waterfront, and when mega-casinos have been soundly rejected, now is not the moment to screen ourselves off from the ocean with a private monstrosity passed off as some public good.
Thankfully, a quick glance at Visiondivision's website reveals a series of similarly ridiculous and mostly unrealized ideas, including a custom-built castle "where you can combine different modular towers into your very own magnum opus" and an underwater town for crayfisherman called "Cancer City."
Then again, given our $2 billion festering blister of a baseball boondoggle in Little Havana, no idea is too outlandish for our local politicians.