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October 4, 2015

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Tropicana Las Vegas implodes wing containing resort’s oldest rooms



A wing at the Tropicana Las Vegas is imploded at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to make room for renovations.

The Tropicana Las Vegas imploded a small portion of its historic Las Vegas Strip resort during the early morning hours today.

The implosion demolished a wing that contains rooms adjacent to Tropicana Avenue. The rooms were the oldest part of the Tropicana Las Vegas, dating back to 1957.

The implosion occurred about 2:30 a.m. and was heard by residents across the Las Vegas Valley.

A spokeswoman for the Tropicana said the section was removed to make room for a second entrance to the property. Guests will be able to access Nikki Beach pool and nightclub, which is scheduled to open next spring, and a new race and sports book. The implosion also opens up space for additional parking, the spokeswoman said.

The Tropicana Las Vegas is undergoing several rounds of a $180 million makeover. The property has renovated all of its rooms, restaurants, pools and the casino floor.

Before the makeover, the property had remained untouched since 1985.

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