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Arizona's Newest Casino on the San Xavier Reservation

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A quiet debut for casino

165,000-square-foot Desert Diamond opening today as a work in progress

This is the first casino-hotel for Tucson. I get frustrated with casinos because they build structures and, not even 15 years later, totally tear them down to build something new. It's such a waste.

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It is remarkable if they last even ten years. Unfortunately, the casino industry thrives on the idea of newness to attract patrons and has almost no regard for its own history. Of course, the majority of the new structures being built by casinos aren't designed to last in the first place. Their obsolesence is indeed planned. This very rarely leads to good architecture. I can think of only a handful of recent examples of good architecture being entertained by casino interests. One might possibly be the Golden Moon Hotel at the Pearl River Resort in Mississippi. In this case, the Choctaws engaged the Miami firm Arquitectonica to design a striking building. The hotel within is fairly standard, but the building makes its own statement. All too often, however, casinos are content with theming and reflective glass in all the colors of the rainbow for their statements.

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