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First Riviera tower to be imploded June 14

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 15:28:44-04
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced on Wednesday the official date for the implosion of the Monaco Tower on the Riviera Hotel & Casino site.
The historic moment will take place at approximately 2 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, June 14.
A separate implosion of the Monte Carlo Tower will take place later this summer.
The Monaco Tower implosion is one of a series of ongoing demolition efforts at the Riviera Hotel and Casino property to move forward with the Las Vegas Convention Center District.
The project includes the expansion and renovation of the existing Las Vegas Convention Center.
Construction of the facility is expected to generate 7,000 high-paying construction jobs and 6,000 full-time permanent jobs.