Implosion VIDEO: Riviera’s South and Monte Carlo Towers – August 16th, 2016

Implosion Video

The Final Two Towers of the Riviera came down in spectacular fashion…

Early this morning, the last remaining towers of the historic Riviera Las Vegas concluded their long tenures on the Vegas strip. Greg C and Sammasseur were there to capture the implosion. Here’s one of the videos below:

Over the past year, we’ve been keeping tabs on the Riviera, from being used as training for firefighters, being featured in a Jason Bourne movie, announcements of its first and second implosion. Greg C kept us up to date on the deconstruction and the first implosion video. Some of you were even kind enough to share your memories of the Riviera. It’s always sad when a truly iconic property disappears in a grey concrete cloud in the night.

Riviera Implosion

Where once an iconic resort stood is now an empty lot…

It used to be that one hotel’s implosion would birth the rise of another. Unfortunately, that is not in the cards for the Riviera’s footprint. The LVCVA plans to use the footprint of the Riviera for outdoor exhibit space.

I’d like to thank Sammasseur and Greg C for the teamwork in getting the implosion footage. Also, a big “thank you” to the accommodating and kind property management folks at 101 Convention Center Drive for allowing us to survey the implosion area from their garage…and photograph it for articles leading up to the big event.

[Photos and Video: Greg C]

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Michael Movestro
Michael Movestro founded Vegas Bright to continue the tradition when Vegas Chatter cashed out. Michael pays the bills, maintains the site, writes articles, hosts the Vegas Untz podcast.

4 Comments on "Implosion VIDEO: Riviera’s South and Monte Carlo Towers – August 16th, 2016"

  1. Love the car alarm chorus after every implosion!

    Thanks for the video.

  2. Chris in Nashville | August 16, 2016 at 7:47 am |

    Kind of sad to see it go. Seeing the big blue elephant in plain sight now….gotta wonder if it is next for the TNT?

  3. Beautiful capture of this historic and sad moment. Thanks, VegasBright! And big thanks to the folks that gave you the necessary access to have a front row seat for this. :-)

  4. Great video! As a native of Las Vegas I will miss the Riviera Hotel. Another one bites the dust, literally.

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