Casino bidder says it will build Philly a Space Needle

PHL LOCAL GAMING A model of the structure proposed by PHL Local Gaming, one of five bidders for Philly's second casino license.
PHL LOCAL GAMING A model of the structure proposed by PHL Local Gaming, one of five bidders for Philly's second casino license.
Posted: June 20, 2014

CASINO DEVELOPERS make big promises, many of which never become reality.

But this one's worth noting.

PHL Local Gaming, one of the five bidders for Philadelphia's second casino license, yesterday unveiled plans to build a 615-foot-tall "Skyspire" on its proposed site for Casino Revolution, at Pattison Avenue and Front Street.

It's like Seattle's Space Needle, except it would be 10 feet taller and have motorized "gondolas" going up its shaft.

"Tomato King" Joseph Procacci, who owns one of the nation's largest produce-distribution companies, is behind the venture.

The state Gaming Control Board has heard from the five bidders and is deliberating its decision over the license.


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