Wednesday, November 14, 2007

R.I.P. New Frontier Las Vegas

The second oldest hotel casino on the strip just bit the dust.

The New Frontier was imploded early Tuesday morning
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The New Frontier originally opened as the Last Frontier in 1942. It was owned at one time by Howard Hughes, and also, partially, by Steve Wynn.

It's demolition makes way for the development of even more high-end properties on the northern strip. Now only Circus Circus, Slots-A-Fun, the Riviera, The Stratosphere and The Sahara remain north of the Wynn.

You can check out Vegas Today and Tomorrow for some excellent information on all the changes.

10 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Vegas seems to be fulfilling its mission of getting skeezier and more shallow with each passing year.

Dino aka Katy said...

mhh they better have some left when I get there next month

Dino aka Katy said...

mhh they better have some left when I get there next month

Tenacious S said...

Only in Vegas do they turn the destruction of the past into a party.

Bubs said...

katy, when are you going? We'll be there the 1, 2 and 3 when I run the Las Vegas Marathon.

Ten, indeed.

Barbara, more shallow, yes, but sadly not as sleazy as I'd like. Las Vegas appears to be moving toward a sort of generic, slick, inoffensive upscale vibe. Not nearly as fun as it was even 10 years ago.

Erik Donald France said...

Impressive implosion. When they blew in the Hudson's Bldg in Detroit, it was not a party.

Bring back the gangsters!

Johnny Yen said...

I fear none of the old Vegas will be left by the time I get there.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Only in Vegas is the countdown of an implosion shown up in lights.

Beth said...

Did you read the news story about a hotel in Texas that was imploded this week -- and they think someone may have been inside?

Johnny Yen said...

Please, please, please Beth, tell me that the President is missing...