Saturday, January 14, 2006
They Don't Mess Around in Vegas
It took more than four years to build the Showboat's 19-story, 450-room hotel tower. It took 18 seconds to bring it down. The hotel-casino, located about three miles east of downtown Las Vegas, spent the last five years known as the Castaways. It was demolished by implosion this week, ending a 50-year run. The joint fell on hard times recently and had been closed since a change of ownership in a bankruptcy proceeding in January 2004. What will replace it remains a mystery, but in Vegas, it's out with the old, in with the new. We have a couple of links to video of the event. Needless to say, it's spectacular (some registration).
Posted by dawizofodds at 4:06 AM