Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino architect Paul Steelman has exclusively provided to us, dozens of photos from the earliest construction days.

These photos have never been seen or published before now. They are more than 41 years old. If it seems like we're opening a time capsule together, it’s because we are!

Please note the photo above. It contains a vintage Steve Wynn era sign, which reads: “We’re going to make Atlantic City Famous, Again!” And, he did. The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Atlantic City became the most prolific and profitable casino in the world during the 1980s.

It was truly magical and transformative in every way. It forever changed the lives of all of us who worked there. We learned about excellence in service and product. We learned how to win together as a team.

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We are exclusively unveiling truly incredible images of the earliest days of construction, circa 1979-1980, from the exterior perspective.

Our thanks and appreciation to Paul Steelman. We were on the opening team of the Golden Nugget and we've remained friends for more than 40 years.

Please join with us now, as we turn the clock back more than 41 years, and let’s enjoy a gallery of 41 photos that immediately follows this commentary.

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