Penn School of Design Partnering with City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Daily News to Handle Legalized Gambling Issues

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 9, 2005

Penn School of Design Partnering with City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Daily News to Handle Legalized Gambling Issues

WHO:Penn School of Design students, Philadelphia Daily News,

Mayor John Street, architect Stan Eckstut

WHAT:Planning session about legalized gambling in Pennsylvania

WHEN:Feb. 10-13, 2005

WHERE:University of Pennsylvania campus

The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Daily News are partners in a project to work on city planning and design issues involving legalized gambling in Pennsylvania.  

Penn design and architecture students will hear a talk by architect Stan Eckstut of the international architectural firm Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn, which designed the MGM Mirage City Center project in Las Vegas.  The lecture will be Thursday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. in Stiteler Hall at 37th Street and Locust Walk, Room B-6.

On Friday, Feb. 11, Mayor Street meets with the students at 6 p.m. in Meyerson Hall, 34th Street and Locust Walk, Room B-1, to give them the charge for their work for the weekend.

The group will break into teams in a competition, called a charette, in which they'll produce plans and designs for what the gambling places could look like and discuss what impact the gambling sites will have on the city.

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