May 24, 2001 6:35 PM

The $1 billion Borgata casino hotel is taking shape in Atlantic City’s Marina District. About 3,700 piles form the base of the foundation, and the first three floors have been framed.

Construction is expected to heat up as crews complete one floor per week. The hotel tower is expected to be completely enclosed in about 18 months, and the casino-hotel finished in spring 2003.