Boardwalk access is latest update to Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino

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A wall which once blocked the boardwalk from the former Revel casino in Atlantic City is being removed as part of the new design for Ocean Resort Casino.

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A wall that once separated the boardwalk and the public from Atlantic City’s former Revel casino will soon be no more.

Construction crews have been on site at what will be the new Ocean Resort Casino to begin tearing down the wall, replacing it with stairs welcoming foot traffic.

Other improvements include adding glass safety panels to the vertiginous “escalator to heaven” at the main entrance, the construction of a 26,000-square-foot Top Golf facility, and the addition of a Wahlburgers burger restaurant.

The resort will offer a 138,000-square-foot luxury casino, five swimming pools, and 90,000 square feet of outdoor event space. It is the tallest building in Atlantic City at 60 stories and 710 feet.

Colorado developer Bruce Deifik purchased Revel from Florida developer Glenn Straub for $200 million late last year.

An official opening date has not yet been set, but a recent report said that it could open its doors on June 28.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.