Swedish Architects Want to Build Gigantic, Sun-Shaped Casino Right In Front of Bayfront Park

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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.

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Alex Anico
Alex Anico

make biscayne like the Vegas strip...thats a concept...you know what would be even better though??? PARKING...

Courtney Bee Hive Mitchell
Courtney Bee Hive Mitchell

No! Bring it! I want to walk through Downtown and feel like I'm on the set of some Stanley Kubrick movie! Where is Hal?

dramamean
dramamean

So stupid.. And I'm sure residents will love having their ocean views obstructed by a casino shaped like the sun.. Lol, morons

FatHand
FatHand

A Sunsphere put Knoxville, Tennessee on the map!

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

I hope this is nothing more than two artists and their self masturbatory pretentiousness. Well I guess they could be jerking each other off, or maybe just us...

McDerpington
McDerpington

If they want to give us a simulated star directly in front of Miami, they must--they absolutely must--simulate the explosions that occur on the inside of it. Unfortunately, they can only do this once to this so-called casino. I'm all for it!

McDerpington
McDerpington

@FatHand Hey dummy: Miami is already "on the map". It's one of the biggest destinations for Euro-tourists.

FatHand
FatHand

Yeah, but it's no Knoxville.

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