Silvertstein's bid, dubbed The Avenir, would create a new casino accompanied bay entertainment and residential uses on a currently vacant lot just north of the Javits Center at 41st Street and 11th Avenue. Plans call for the construction of twin 46-story towers with an eight-story casino from Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment at the base.
Architecture firms CetraRuddy and Steelman Partners are designing The Avenir, which would include more than 100 homes - all of which would be permanently affordable and available via the city's housing lottery system. Plans also call for a 1,000-seat performance hall.
Renderings depict the towers as Art Deco-inspired buildings, connected to a sky bridge on the 45th floors.
Silverstein will be competing with more than a half-dozen other prominent bidders for the casino licenses.
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