The Sands Hotel and Casino Implosion – Nov 26,1996
The implosion of the Sands Hotel/Casino
,,, in Nov. 26, 1996, was a big deal in Vegas, more so than the previous implosions of he Dunes and the Landmark. Here is some as-it-happened Las Vegas TV news coverage of the implosion of the Sands.
The Sands Hotel was a historic Las Vegas Strip hotel/casino that operated from December 15, 1952, to June 30, 1996. Designed by the architect Wayne McAllister, the Sands was the seventh resort to open on the Strip.
During its heyday, the Sands was the center of entertainment and “cool” on the Strip, and hosted many famous entertainers of the day. Regulars were able to mingle with the stars in the lounge after their late-night shows. In its time, the Sands was located next door to the Desert Inn. The two adjacent properties were owned by the reclusive businessman Howard Hughes in the mid-1960s. Today, The Venetian stands where the Sands once stood. Text, courtesy of Wikipedia