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Old Posted Jun 2, 2008, 3:00 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for those updated photos, I too was wondering how everything was going out there in Black Hawk!

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Nice...I've been hoping for an update! thanks
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You have one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and...

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Ameristar Casino Hotel
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You are going to allow an incredibly horrific piece of "architecture" like that find its place into a mountain heaven that only Colorado and Utah seem to have left in the continental US?

Geez, it looks like the worst aspect in Vegas dropped into the Rockies.

I live in NYC and I love Hi Rise design when it was done with taste and skill.

While nothing is like NYC, Denver has a some nice buildings as do San Francisco, , Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City etc. They, however, are cities and they need that type of design.

What you have done in Black Hawk is hilariously bad. Please!!! It ain't the Biltmore. That has history. I cannot wait to send this image to people who know both architecture and design. You guys are not only cheering for the ripping of your land but you are championing bad and tasteless architecture.

You should be talking about how embaressed you are rather than one more mediocre design sitting in a truly beautiful site. Design for the beauty of the area and do not design because it seemed like a good idea. 10 years from now it will be a laughing stock...hell anyone who sees the renderings are already laughing.
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2008, 9:49 PM
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You are going to allow an incredibly horrific piece of "architecture" like that find its place into a mountain heaven that only Colorado and Utah seem to have left in the continental US?
Geez, it looks like the worst aspect in Vegas dropped into the Rockies.

I live in NYC and I love Hi Rise design when it was done with taste and skill.

While nothing is like NYC, Denver has a some nice buildings as do San Francisco, , Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City etc. They, however, are cities and they need that type of design.

What you have done in Black Hawk is hilariously bad. Please!!! It ain't the Biltmore. That has history. I cannot wait to send this image to people who know both architecture and design. You guys are not only cheering for the ripping of your land but you are championing bad and tasteless architecture.

You should be talking about how embaressed you are rather than one more mediocre design sitting in a truly beautiful site. Design for the beauty of the area and do not design because it seemed like a good idea. 10 years from now it will be a laughing stock...hell anyone who sees the renderings are already laughing.

Only Colorado and Utah have mountain heaven(s) left in the US?
Jeez Louise, forget about the extremely and immensely abundent- melt your heart- mountains and wilderness in Idaho, Montana, and Washington.

But wait, most people in NYC probably don't know what most of the Western US is like so I guess I will let it go this time
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2008, 10:28 PM
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Phew......

I had to go back to the first page of this thread to see if it looks as bad as he says.....It doesn't. I like it.
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Hmmm.... Hey New York PRick. Maybe instead of ridiculing buildings in other states you New Yorkers should spend some time inspecting your cranes....


Because frankly there is no need to wait 10 years, you are a laughing stock now

Its a damn Casino.... not the freedom tower... Now piss off.
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^ Fidel, thank you! I couldnt have said it better myself
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You are going to allow an incredibly horrific piece of "architecture" like that find its place into a mountain heaven that only Colorado and Utah seem to have left in the continental US?

Geez, it looks like the worst aspect in Vegas dropped into the Rockies.

I live in NYC and I love Hi Rise design when it was done with taste and skill.

While nothing is like NYC, Denver has a some nice buildings as do San Francisco, , Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City etc. They, however, are cities and they need that type of design.

What you have done in Black Hawk is hilariously bad. Please!!! It ain't the Biltmore. That has history. I cannot wait to send this image to people who know both architecture and design. You guys are not only cheering for the ripping of your land but you are championing bad and tasteless architecture.

You should be talking about how embaressed you are rather than one more mediocre design sitting in a truly beautiful site. Design for the beauty of the area and do not design because it seemed like a good idea. 10 years from now it will be a laughing stock...hell anyone who sees the renderings are already laughing.
It isn't being built in Rocky Mountain national Park, for heaven's sake. The design looks very good and appropriate. It reminds me of European mountain town architecture. Sure, it was applied to a Las Vegas type casino. But the tower will be so much nicer looking, than just the parking garage and main casino floor that is there now!
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It's in Black Hawk. Visit it sometime and you will find it is very appropriate. I always thought the city kind of sleazy, and a casino tower in the mountains is, well, just that. That being said, I think they could have made it look A LOT worse.

Besides, as already said, it's not like it's being built on top of Pike's Peak or in a protected wilderness area. This part of Colorado is nothing special, trust me. It is far from 'raping' the open land of the West. That happened 150 years ago when we all started to arrive.
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Black Hawk/Central City was a rough, dirty town back in the old days. From what I've read, there was gambling, prostitution ect. ect. and the land around it was mined to death because of the rich gold deposits. As it has already been said, a casino tower is kinda sleazy, but in my opinion it fits in perfectly in Black Hawk.
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Finding the beauty in Blackhawk is like looking for corn in your crap. There may be a couple of pieces, but it's still surrounded by shit.

This thing is perfectly suited for Blackhawk.
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Finding the beauty in Blackhawk is like looking for corn in your crap. There may be a couple of pieces, but it's still surrounded by shit.

This thing is perfectly suited for Blackhawk.
Thanks for the wonderful visual, my friend!

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Actually its not that difficut to find corn in crap. the bright yellow against a brown backdrop.
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I love rants that call havens heavens, rapping ripping and embarrassed embaressed. Wonderful when a entertaining rant is tripped up in my mind while I have to stop and look at context clues to figure out just what word the poster means. Of course it a different kind of fun when the context clues say "I'm retarted" but maybe that's just me.

Still I'm suprised at how many people think the Blackhawk area is ugly. I've always thought that while different from the rest of the mountains it has a unique beauty. Adding a tower in a valley that is already otherwise developed isn't really going to do any harm to the area. In fact I think a narrow valley filled with taller buildings would really look cool eventually. Certainly not anymore harm is being done than the road up there did when they completed that a few years ago.

Also why this implication that architecture only belongs in areas that are so ugly that they have no redeeming value visually except what man made architecture can add. Does everyone think that the plains of Denver have no value except the city? Does New York have nothing but buildings to offer?
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I don't think Black Hawk is ugly. It just has a different appeal than the rest of the mountains. I don't believe that architecture is needed to "redeem" the town, except in the case of the ugly blasted cliff walls and parking lots along main street that were intended as building sites. That said, the area's get-rich-quick history and seedy past make casinos a natural fit. While a tower of this sort may not fit in Aspen or Breckenridge, it seems like a natural progression for Black Hawk.
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Actually its not that difficut to find corn in crap. the bright yellow against a brown backdrop.
Well, that's dependent on diet.....
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So, I went to Black Hawk today and snapped some photos of the Ameristar Casino. Enjoy...









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Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 3:34 PM
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Thanks for the updated photos!!
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2008, 4:54 PM
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Thanks....

...Man that looks majestic up there
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