March 13, 2007

So long, Stardust...

Early this morning, Mike, Amy, Jeff and Matt came by my place. We piled into my car and headed toward the strip to witness the Stardust Implosion. We parked in Deju Vu's parking lot and walked along Industrial Rd. to Stardust Rd. At 2:30 am, a spectacular 4-minute firework display kicked off the Stardust's last hurrah. By 2:34, we watched the towers crumble before our eyes. An extrodinary sight to see. KLAS-TV has the best video around, their footage includes a countdown that we were unable to see from our vantage point.

Fun Facts:

  • At 315-feet tall Stardust was tallest building imploded on the Las Vegas strip
  • Also, it makes it the fourth tallest building ever imploded
  • 428 lbs of explosives to sent the towers tumbling in 10 seconds
  • Construction of Echelon Place will begin as soon as the site it clear
  • The project is expected to open in 2010 and cost 4.4 billion dollars

Thanks for the memories!

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