NEW YORK CITY—JCJ Architecture has completed the first phase of the 1,086,000-sq.-ft. Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, the city's only casino.

Developed and operated by Malaysian-based Genting Group, the project is the first company-owned U.S. venture for the global leisure and hospitality corporation. The entertainment complex will contribute approximately $350 million annually to the State of New York to support education while offering locals and tourists alike gaming, dining and entertainment options.

The three-level complex required extensive site redevelopment and improvements on 64 acres, renovation of existing facilities and new construction totaling approximately 736,000 sq. ft. The project has created 1,200 new construction jobs with a total construction cost of $510 million.

"Located within the Aqueduct Racetrack complex, Resorts World is an example of creative repositioning and adaptive re-use. Working with Genting, we have transformed an aging landmark property into a vibrant entertainment destination,” said Peter Stevens, President of JCJ Architecture. "Not only will Resorts World donate one percent of pre-tax profits to the local community, it has created more than 1,350 permanent jobs for the residents of New York."