Crowning glory: LD Norm Schwab lights the four seasons at Melbourne's Crown casino

One of the largest recent construction projects in the southern hemisphere is the new Crown casino in Melbourne, Australia. Designed by an association of three Australian architectural firms, Bates Smart, Perrott Lyon Mathieson, and Daryl Jackson Architects, the project was an enormous undertaking, covering 500,000 sq. m with plans for 40 restaurants, bars, and cafes, 14 movie theatres, a 500-room hotel, three nightclubs, a ballroom, two theatres, 33 boutiques, and the most gaming machines

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