The demolition of the Las Vegas Club continues with the country’s highest reach excavator taking on the casino’s southernmost hotel tower.
The excavator, nicknamed “Bronto,” can reach 182 feet, more than enough height to drop the Las Vegas Club’s tower, piece by piece.
Demolition crews from North American Dismantling Corp. have made quick work of a number of structures on the 18 Fremont block, formerly home to Mermaids and the Glitter Gulch strip club.
Here’s an exclusive look at the demolition work being done on Sep. 19, 2017, including Bronto taking big bites out of the south tower.
The north tower has been draped with a containment mesh to help control dust and debris.
Nearby, less flashy progress has been made, some of it bittersweet.
Two old-timey facades, that of Glitter Gulch and the Golden Goose have been removed.
Here’s a “before” shot of crews working on the former perch of Vegas Vickie.
The Golden Goose is still at the demolition site, as there aren’t currently any plans to dispose of the old (and sort of disgusting) sign. The Golden Goose originally opened in 1974.
Prior to it becoming the Golden Goose, it was the Las Vegas Coffee Shop and Bakery, State Cafe, Buckley’s, Starlite Sales and Mecca Slots.
Demolition of the 18 Fremont block is expected to be completed by Christmas 2017. A new resort will be built on the site and is expected to debut in 2020.
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Las Vegas Club Demolition: Sep. 19, 2017