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Golden Gate Renovation Rendering Surfaces

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 21st November 2011 1:39pm
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The Golden Gate has sent out an announcement of their future expansion to members of their 1906 Club mailing list. The pamphlet includes a smashing rendering of what the new building will look like.

Golden Gate Expansion Rendering

The building seems to have the same proportions as the skeleton I mapped out in the original Golden Gate Expansion post from September. It is hard to detect from the rendering but I'm guessing that the exterior of the building appears to be wrapped in brushed aluminum cladding and some metallic gauze on the corners. The older portions of the building might also be getting a facelift with some modern light accents and maybe more cladding.

I love progress, but some things - a historic 100+ year old hotel - are better served updating within the epoch they are associated with than injecting itself with aluminum botox in the hopes of competing with CityCenter or even trying to chase mid-century Palm Springs modern.

I'm scared.

Big thanks to long long time VT reader and legend Vespajet for scanning this for us!

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Comments & Discussion:

Still looks better than the "modern" look it sported from 1964-1990:

So long, vintage anything. Sad face.

The vintage building is further away back in the shot, the building looks the same with some LED accents bolted on. I'm sure they'll take precautions to not break something permanently. I think it looks okay, though directing people further down Main is a bit unusual. Main south of Fremont turns into hell hotel territory really fast.

So long as the wiggly letters marquee stays where is, I'm happy. They're fun to watch from the 95 flyover.

Throughout the 1990's (10 years to the day) I owned a house here in OKC built in 1905. Beautiful woodwork, knob & tube wiring, plaster & lath walls. Lie awake at night and I could hear shit break! What I really remember is difficult access and inefficent mechanical systems.
I learned then that it is much easier to love old stuff if someone else owns it. I am also old enough to think that mid-century isn't really old, since I have passed the mid-century mark in age.
I don't think the Golden Gate is an outstanding example of turn of the century design or interior detail. The Barbary Cost/Bill's is probably a better example of the style. I would be perfectly happy if the Stevens Bros. open and lighten up the casino floor and interior space, as well as Palm Springs hip-i-fying the exterior.

If THIS looks nice, I wonder what the renovations at the Fitz will look like. I like this concept, just wonder what the Fremont entrance will look like.

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