November 2, 2006

Stardust memories


For better, or worse, another link to old Vegas is closing.

The sign at the Stardust Hotel and Casino is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, in Las Vegas. The Stardust, the neon-wrapped casino with a mobbed-up past whose 1,065 rooms once set the standard for size on the Las Vegas Strip, witnessed its last roll of the dice Wednesday. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

It's demolition is set to take place in early 2007. Progress, I guess. This is what that'll look like (using footage of Sinatra's old haunt coming down):

5 comments:

Becca said...

It just doesn't seem right.

Chris said...

No, it definitely doesn't Vegas apparently isn't a place that puts any value on its past.

Cheryl said...

It is so terribly sad such landmarks are disappearing in Vegas on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it is cheaper to tear down and start over than to renovate. I guess that leaves the Flamingo( which is a Motel 8 now) since the Frontier is gone.

Chris said...

The Flamingo is a f*cking Motel 8?? That's just wrong.

Cheryl said...

Yes, that is what I was told when my boss was searching for a hotel in Vegas that the Flamingo was now a Super 8.... keep in mind he is know to make mistakes so I don't know if that is true or not.