Photo from source, Las Vegas Now
One of the strange things about the "New" Frontier Hotel and Casino was that it wasn't new at all. In fact, unless I miss my guess, the only thing new about it was the addition of N-E-W to the sign some years ago. After an incredible five-year-long strike of the culinary union back in the 90s, they added the "new," and had a slogan that was something like, "Vegas the way it used to be." I may be off a bit, but they hit the mark with that one. It was nasty.
Still, it's always interesting to hear or see an implosion in Las Vegas, though I only heard a muffled sound of a boom in my half-sleep. It's the unofficial motto of Las Vegas for as long as I've lived here: "Out with the old, in with the new."
The New Frontier is History
The New Frontier casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday morning after a booming fireworks display, putting an end to the second property to open on the Las Vegas Strip.
The 16-story hotel tower was felled with over 1,000 pounds of explosives before a group of reporters and bystanders to make way for a multibillion-dollar resort bearing The Plaza brand, which is set to open in 2011. . .
For more, including a slide show and video, go to: Las Vegas Now