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.
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]