Las Vegas is a city of change. "Out with the old, in with the new" could easily be the city motto. As a consequence, developers in this area often want to get rid of some pretty large buildings in a hurry. Las Vegas is also a city of spectacle. Therefore, starting with the destruction of the Dunes in 1993, the demolition of its history has often been a tourist attraction. Here is a list of recent casino implosions in reverse chronological order:
|Date||Casino Imploded||to make way for...|
|March 13, 2007||Stardust||Echelon Place|
|March 5, 2007||Desert Inn, Parking Garage||Wynn Las Vegas -- Encore|
|November 17, 2004||Desert Inn, St. Andrews Tower||Wynn Las Vegas|
|October 23, 2001||Desert Inn, Augusta Tower||Wynn Las Vegas|
|October 3, 2000||El Rancho||condominiums|
|April 27, 1998||old Aladdin||new Aladdin|
|December 31, 1996||Hacienda||Mandalay Bay|
|November 26, 1996||Sands||Venetian|
|November 7, 1995||Landmark||Las Vegas Convention Center parking lot|
|October 27, 1993||Dunes||Bellagio|
Most of these implosions were done by the amazing professionals at Controlled Demolition, Inc..
This page Copyright Nick Christenson, 2005--2007, All Rights Reserved.