Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Stardust Memories

Las Vegas' venerable Stardust resort & casino was demolished today, to make room for a new, $4 billion resort complex. Opened in 1958, the Stardust was built by mobster Tony Cornero, who is also famous for the development of the Vegas Strip.
See Wikipedia for a summary of the resort's famous history. Above photo of fireworks moments before it is imploded. More photos here.
photo AFP