Las Vegas is known for big celebrations, but Tuesday morning was a blowout!
After a fireworks display, crews imploded the Monaco Tower at the Riviera Hotel-Casino.
The 24-story Monaco tower was demolished around 2:30 a.m.
The Riviera opened in 1955 as the first high-rise on the strip, drawing stars like Frank Sinatra, Liberace, and Elvis Presley.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority bought it last year.
The Authority is planning to use the site for a $2.3 billion expansion to the city’s convention center.
An official says the Riviera’s other tower, the Monte Carlo, will be demolished in August.