Las Vegas Stardust Casino Imploded

The everchanging Las Vegas skyline saw one of its landmarks tumble last night as the Stardust Casino and resort was imploded. It stood tall for some 48 years and was brought down in only seconds. The destruction followed a fireworks show along with a countdown.

Traditionally, casinos have aged and become unneeded leaving the valuable Las Vegas real estate for larger, more modern projects. Boyd Gaming's $4.4 billion megaresort complex, Echelon will replace it with some 5000 hotel rooms among other uses.

Las Vegas: always something bigger and better!