An iconic Las Vegas hotel has been demolished in an epic implosion on the strip overnight.
Video footage of the spectacle was posted online, showing the moment the last tower of the Riviera Hotel and Casino was brought tumbling down.
The planned demolition occurred around 2.30am Tuesday local time.
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The Riviera Hotel and Casino was Las Vegas’s very first high-rise. It closed its doors in 2015 to make way for an expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Thanks for the memories, Riviera! pic.twitter.com/z0e4Zh10sP
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