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Second tower of Riviera set to come down Aug. 16

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Steve Marcus

The Riviera’s Monaco Tower is imploded early Tuesday morning in Las Vegas on June 14, 2016.

Riviera’s Monaco Tower Imploded

The Monaco Tower at the Riviera Hotel and Casino crumbles to the ground during a controlled demolition, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. The casino opened in 1955 and was closed last year to make room to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center. Launch slideshow »

There's another implosion planned for the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Tuesday that the second tower at the iconic casino property on the northern end of the Strip will go down at 2 a.m. on Aug. 16.

The tourism board in June demolished the first tower with a fireworks display and a series of explosions.

The agency is spending $42 million to level the 13-building property, which closed in May 2015 after 60 years in business.

It has plans to use the site to expand its Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 2,075-room property that spans 26 acres was purchased last year for $182.5 million, plus $8.5 million in related transaction costs.

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