- Jul 1, 2019
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For as prominent of a building as the Encore tower portion appears to be when in the area, your picture really shows just how short that building is! Can't reach the clouds, and even shorter than the stack next door.
It's 372' to the top of the swoop. The clouds' positioning really mattered at this moment. Note the smokestack to the left is a full 500' and wasn't engulfed in the clouds either. The 554' 111 Huntington also wasn't. Neither were the buildings near North Station....Only 320 feet, matching the Wynn Macau height, but resembling much more its 600 foot sister towers in Las Vegas.
Yes, things that you can't just slap a new sign on to repurpose. Which is both good and bad.I like EPCOT. I like a lot of things just for being such perfect examples of their kind. Buildings that exemplify unpopular or distinctive styles, State Fairs. Pretentious Museums. Coney Island. Gothic churches. Ticky Tacky Suburbs. Split Levels. Love the Casino for being fully, un-self-consciously itself.
I would so very much like to see a theme park or some conglomeration of entertainment and other facilities clustered in that area. Maybe a rollercoaster, ferris wheel, and lively waterfront outdoor marketplace.In isolation, I'd say the tower is fine--it's pleasingly sinuous/tapering, the characteristic Wynn bronze glass is sexy, etc.
It's just that, set against its Everett backdrop, it's a hideously abrupt eruption, jarringly juxtaposed very awkwardly against the industrial landscape.
To me, the visual effect is far more pleasing when its arrayed/embedded within many of its kind--as its sister property, the Encore Las Vegas, is, on the LV Strip. There you have numerous casino megaresorts radiating out along the LV Blvd axis, creating a gratifying geometric array--but each one has enough individuality to provide aesthetic diversity.
sounds like a blast hanging out on the escalators. Hopefully the casino can generate revenue for escalator riding.Walking through it as a first time visitor (with wife and my tween son), it seemed like a very distinctive escape -- some visitors (maybe not many, maybe not enough) were clearly enjoying the other-worldiness pure escape of it.
Heck, I saw my first ever spiral escalators. Made me reflect on how sheltered my life has been ;-) Rode up and down.
Also nice to see Regular Everett Local People social distanced and enjoying the outdoor space (cartwheels and kicking a soccer ball around) on the AstroTurf.