LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) — The last tower of the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino is about to be reduced to rubble during an overnight implosion on the Las Vegas Strip.

The planned 2 a.m. Tuesday demolition of the Monte Carlo wing comes two months after the taller Monaco tower was leveled the same way.

The 24-story Monaco Tower at the shuttered Riviera Hotel & Casino is imploded on June 14, 2016.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The 24-story Monaco Tower at the shuttered Riviera Hotel & Casino is imploded on June 14, 2016. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority now owns the property, on which it plans a Las Vegas Convention Center expansion.

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Opened in 1955, The Riviera was the first high-rise on the Strip.

The 2,075-room property closed in May 2015 after 60 years hosting headliners from Liberace to Dean Martin.

The Riviera Hotel & Casino on its last day of operation on May 3, 2015.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Riviera Hotel & Casino on its last day of operation on May 3, 2015. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


It was a backdrop for movies including the Rat Pack original “Ocean’s Eleven” in 1960; the James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever;” Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” in 1995; and the Hangover in 2009.

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It’s also a setting for scenes in the latest “Jason Bourne” film.

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