Thursday, April 26, 2007

Yesterday Bethlehem Steel - Tomorrow a Casino

Sands Casino to be Built on the Bethlehem Steel Site, Bethlehem PA

Though historians lament the loss of a part of Bethlehem Steel's history, [Las Vegas Sands Corp.]plans to save more than 20 buildings — including the 1,500-foot-long No. 2 Machine Shop, once the world's largest — and incorporate many of them into its plan for a destination resort featuring a hotel, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and a slots casino.

Also staying put are the iconic, 20-story blast furnaces that have helped define
Bethlehem's skyline for 100 years. Sands will install architectural lighting to spotlight them.

Read the full article from the International Herald Tribune Business on line edition