WATCH: Video Shows Riviera's Impressive Las Vegas Implosion Farewell
Photo courtesy YouTube
With that, the renowned Riviera makes an implosive exit from the Las Vegas scene.
KGUN9 provides video that highlights the final throes of a Sin City icon in the form of the implosion of Riviera’s Monte Carlo tower, and like a gambler who pushed in her final chips, the hotel and casino was gone.
For those who were asleep in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, YouTube archived the moment that Riviera figuratively walked into the sunset.
As you will soon see, it’s an impressive and fitting end for a destination that provided so many memories for Vegas visitors over the decades.
Here is another angle of the implosion:
Back in June, TravelPulse’s Janeen Christoff reported on the initial implosion that helped bid adieu to a beloved and historic Vegas institution. At the time, destruction was set for the hotel and casino’s 24-story Monaco tower.
CBS News reports that Tuesday was the Monte Carlo’s turn to go rumbling into the Nevada night with an impressive display of explosions and dust.
The report continues with a brief explanation of how the massive area will be revitalized to welcome Vegas visitors in the future: “The tourism agency (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) bought the entire 26 acres last year for $182.5 million, plus $8.5 million in related transaction costs, with plans to expand its Las Vegas Convention Center. The expansion is expected to be completed in January.”
The middle of the week is relatively sleepy around Vegas. However, those who happened to be in the area in the early hours of Tuesday morning were greeted by a blast they won’t soon forget.
The area’s skyline continues to evolve with the decades. However, travelers who frequented “The Riv” during its 60 years will continue its legacy with personal anecdotes and gambling tall tales.
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