Daaaaarling, stately old Hialeah Park has revealed some rather revealing renderings by architectural firm EwingCole on its Facebook page of what the grand dame of race tracks will look like after construction on the new casino has wrapped up. So, how do they look? Well, although the formal garden, with its tall hedges and symmetrical allées, has been replaced with a driveway (a driveway!), everything else looks actually alright.
The famous flamingo fountain at the center the aforementioned gardens will be preserved, and a new porte cochere and pergola have been added to the section of the historic grandstand facing the new driveway. (not the section with the, also famous, bouganvilla arches. The other section.) The famous bougenvilla arches will be restored (everything is seemingly famous here), and the casino will be located in the interior of the historic grandstands, where there is plenty of empty space. And that's all these renderings tell. The interiors are, as yet, still a mystery. The casino is planned to open this summer, with racing returning in December.
· Hialeah Park Race Track coverage [Curbed Miami]
· Hialeah Park [Facebook]