Fireworks explode by the Monaco Tower at the Riviera Hotel and Casino before a controlled demolition of the tower, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. The casino opened in 1955 and was closed last year to make room to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Fireworks explode by the Monaco Tower at the Riviera Hotel and Casino before a controlled demolition of the tower, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. The casino opened in 1955 and was closed last year to make room to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center. John Locher AP
Fireworks explode by the Monaco Tower at the Riviera Hotel and Casino before a controlled demolition of the tower, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. The casino opened in 1955 and was closed last year to make room to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center. John Locher AP
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