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Stardust Casino Now History - Imploded 3/13/07  
User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

The Stardust Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was imploded in the early morning hours of March 13, 2007

Another Classic gone.......



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

The countdown on the side of the building is cool. Never stayed at the Stardust, but I played poker in there once. It's a shame that another classic has gone.

While we're on the subject of Vegas hotels, when I was there in January, I noticed there is some significant building work going on next to the Bellagio. I can't for the life of me remember what used to be in the gap they are now developing...anyone got any idea?


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

I stayed there last year. What a shame they torn the place down. There was nothing wrong with the Stardust and there suites were very nice.


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9515 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):

agreed. i loved the Stardust. Boyd's is stupid for tearing it down and trying to out do the Wynn when it's pretty much been proven that the Wynn isn't anywhere near as successful as they thought it was going to be. I hope it fails.

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
I can't for the life of me remember what used to be in the gap they are now developing...anyone got any idea?

"Project City Center"

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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

The old mob-influenced casinos are gone. I think only the Riviera is left. Bugsy must be rolling in his grave.


Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 3):
Project City Center

No, that's what they are building now. What was there before? Was it the Boardwalk hotel?


User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
No, that's what they are building now. What was there before? Was it the Boardwalk hotel?

The Boardwalk was on this property but it was just a small part of the area in which Project City Center is being built.

I looked on Google Earth and it looks to me like most of the rest of the property was parking lots, a road, and some open ground. Is it possible there were never any buildings on this piece of ground before???

BTW, check out this Wikipedia entry on the Project City Center. Looks like quite a project.

7 BILLION DOLLARS!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_City_Center


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9515 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
No, that's what they are building now. What was there before? Was it the Boardwalk hotel?

hi, i'm learning to read.



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 7):
hi, i'm learning to read.

 laughing  Nice to meet you, learning to read.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1834 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 4):
The old mob-influenced casinos are gone. I think only the Riviera is left. Bugsy must be rolling in his grave.

The Sahara and the Flamingo are still around. You can also give partial credit to the MGM Grand (The newer one, not the one that became Bally's) as they took over the Marina (One of several casinos Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal was 'running' at the same time as he was 'running' the Stardust) and the main tower @ the MGM Grand is the original Marina tower that they added on to.


I'm going to miss the Stardust as well. I went there my first trip to Vegas in '04 and did most of my gambling there. Took 'em for about $350 over the course of my stay, mainly at the blackjack tables.




Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):

While we're on the subject of Vegas hotels, when I was there in January, I noticed there is some significant building work going on next to the Bellagio. I can't for the life of me remember what used to be in the gap they are now developing...anyone got any idea?



Quoting STLGph (Reply 3):
"Project City Center"

Part of Project CityCenter site does abut the Bellagio, but there is a project that's being built right by the Bellagio and right next to the Jockey Club, the Cosmopolitan, which is being built on the site of the Jockey Club's parking lot.

http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/cosmopolitan.htm
http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/citycenter.htm


User currently offlineMaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting Beefer (Reply 6):
The Boardwalk was on this property but it was just a small part of the area in which Project City Center is being built.

I looked on Google Earth and it looks to me like most of the rest of the property was parking lots, a road, and some open ground. Is it possible there were never any buildings on this piece of ground before???

I remember walking by there about 7 or 8 years ago and the open ground was used for the helicopter rides terminal.... No terminal per se, just a shack where you paid, but they had a few choppers coming and going all the time...

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 9):

The Sahara and the Flamingo are still around.

But the old parts of the Flamingo are long gone...

I went to Stardust a few times for the $5 prime rib specials, won some money each time I was there....



The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

The new huge hotels such as Wynn, Bellagio, and Venetian are nice and all, but its sad to see the classics being torn down. Personally I like to go to Vegas and stay at one of the cheaper hotels, it saves me a bunch of money that I can spend on alcohol, food, and gambling. With all these Super nice hotels going up, I don't have much use for them, because all I do in the hotel is sleep a few hrs, and maybe go to the pool depending on weather. Also I've always thought when playing slot machines they were a little looser at the old joints.

User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Very classy demolition. I'm glad the Stardust was brought down in style, she deserved to go out that way.

Still though, the best demolition of a Vegas hotel has to be the Dunes. It was done in conjunction with the opening of the Treasure Island, where the ships blasted "cannonballs" towards the Dunes and blew it up. Sad though, because I have a strong personal connection with the Dunes. My dad was head professional at the golf course for 5 years and it's where I played my first rounds of golf in Vegas at.


User currently offlineJFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 3):
when it's pretty much been proven that the Wynn isn't anywhere near as successful as they thought it was going to be. I hope it fails.

I was there a few weeks back and was talking to a cabbie (as we all know they do know everything about the happenings in vegas) and he told us the Wynn is burning cash and it is being kept afloat by the Wynn Macau.


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