The former Revel building looms over the Rhode Island Avenue beach. Friday August 26 2016 Beaches in the south inlet of Atlantic City, like at Rhode Island, offer un-crowded conditions and free parking on the city streets. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)

1. Opened as Revel: April 2, 2012

2. Closed as Revel: Sept. 2, 2014

3. 1,399 hotel guest rooms and suites

4. Cost to build: $2.4 billion

5. Glenn Straub’s purchase price: $82 million

6. Casino/gaming space: 130,000 square feet with 2,500 slot machines and 120 table games

7. Second-tallest building in the state

8. First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters took in a Beyonce concert at Revel in May 2012.

9. The Revel Pearl, a 40-foot-tall spherical light that sits atop the building, is visible from 10 miles away on a clear night. The Pearl contains a quarter-million programmable LEDs.

10. New opening Date: First quarter of 2017

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Started working in newsrooms when I was 17 years old. Spent 15 years working for Gannett New Jersey before coming to The Press of Atlantic City in April 2015.

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