Rivers Casino by Bergman Walls & Associates, Strada and Smoot Construction Photographed by Brad Feinknopf based in Columbus, Ohio
Rivers Casino • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • Bergman Walls & Associates, Strada and Smoot Construction
Designed to follow the contour of the Ohio River, Rivers Casino is distinguished by a three-story, 110-foot diameter, cylindrical glass atrium, a 1,000-seat riverfront amphitheater and a facade composed of stone, glass and metal. This multi-purpose facility is 440,000-sq.ft. featuring a 125,000-sq.ft. gaming area with 3,000 slot machines, a 2,000-seat ballroom, and also numerous restaurants, bars and lounges. So much of the building’s space is given to expanses of windows with views of downtown and the North Shore area. Instead of trapping their clientele inside, the designers of the Rivers Casino wanted to give them a sense of place and time.