Las Vegas Implosions


Vegas has a long history of implosions, and they continue to garner interest and morbid enthusiasm. Here is a short list of some of the more noteable implosions in recent history.

  • October, 1993 — The Dunes (600lbs of dynamite, 30secs)
  • November, 1995 — The Landmark (2nd tallest building in the world every imploded)
  • November, 1996 — The Sands (led to the Venetian)
  • December, 1996 — The Hacienda (led to Mandalay Bay)
  • April, 1998 — The Aladdin (1966-1998)
  • October, 2000 — El Rancho (originally The Thunderbird)
  • October, 2001 — The Desert Inn (240lbs of dynamite)

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