Until now. The destruction of vintage Las Vegas continues with the demolition of the Stardust.The Las Vegas Review Journal has the video here. Obviously a lot of you hated the movie Showgirls, but did you have to go and tear down the whole building? That seems a little harsh. The venerable strip hotel also was the basis for the movie Casino and was the place where yours truly watched the Steve Bartman game. Now it's all gone so the $4B Echelon Place can be built. And you know who is to blame? The Sports Dork.
You might as yourself why Boyd Gaming can't just build its new resort and just call it The Stardust again. But many of the operators have been scared off because of the failure of the Aladdin. (Although that had more to do with a horrible, horrible design.) The Tropicana and the Sahara, however, have new owners and should be remodeled in the near future. So at least a part of old Las Vegas can live on in name only, at least.
Leaving Las Vegas has posted a private video of the event on it's website.