Riviera Casino and Tower Reduced to Rubble on Vegas Strip

August 17, 2016

What was left of the Riviera after the June 14 implosion of the Monaco Tower was taken down early Tuesday morning.

The Riviera’s 17-story Monte Carlo tower as well as the Strip-facing low-rise facade holding the casino floor were reduced to rubble in 15 seconds in a carefully planned implosion just after 2:30 a.m.

After the memories and debris are shoveled up and trucked out, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority hopes to have the site ready for the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg construction equipment trade show March 7-11.