ONE DAY BEFORE a presentation to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Paul Steelman held a walking tour of the former Daily News/ Inquirer building to explain the plans for a casino complex called Provence.
Steelman, an architect who designed the proposed complex for developer Bart Blatstein, stood overlooking the skeleton of what was, until a few months ago, the Inquirer's newsroom.
"Bart doesn't have the typical casino vision," Steelman said.
At about nine times the size of the average casino, Provence would aim to create an experience for Philadelphians of all ages, he said. The casino would not be on the ground floor, so visitors would not have to pass through a casino to enjoy Provence, he said.