AxelWolf
AxelWolf
Joined: Oct 10, 2012
  • Threads: 151
  • Posts: 19284
June 3rd, 2016 at 12:58:28 PM permalink
Quote: cwazy

Quote: Wizard

Taller of two Riviera towers to be imploded June 14 --LVRJ article from 6/1/16.

The article the implosion is scheduled for 2 AM on June 14. I'm tempted to watch. Who is up for joining me?



There is a lot of asbestos in those buildings. Not sure I'd want to be in town during or a few days after, and I definitely don't want to be near the actual implosion.

A little asbestos never hurt anyone.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
TwoFeathersATL
TwoFeathersATL
Joined: May 22, 2013
  • Threads: 37
  • Posts: 3616
June 3rd, 2016 at 2:53:04 PM permalink
Anyone want to venture a guess as to why 2:00 AM?
Seems an odd time....
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
AxelWolf
AxelWolf
Joined: Oct 10, 2012
  • Threads: 151
  • Posts: 19284
June 3rd, 2016 at 3:17:28 PM permalink
Less traffic
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Ayecarumba
Ayecarumba
Joined: Nov 17, 2009
  • Threads: 236
  • Posts: 6763
June 3rd, 2016 at 3:20:39 PM permalink
Less wind too.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci
Wizard
Administrator
Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
  • Threads: 1375
  • Posts: 22948
June 4th, 2016 at 2:43:52 AM permalink
Quote: cwazy

There is a lot of asbestos in those buildings. Not sure I'd want to be in town during or a few days after, and I definitely don't want to be near the actual implosion.



I would hazard to say the dust cloud will not reach the onlookers. However, maybe I'll bring a dust mask just to be safe. I also assume there is somebody thinking about the safety of the whole thing. When I worked at Disneyland there was a nightly firework show. It would get canceled if there was any chance of the wind carrying the firework debris over populated areas or the section of the park with guests.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
DrawingDead
DrawingDead
Joined: Jun 13, 2014
  • Threads: 9
  • Posts: 2233
June 4th, 2016 at 4:33:10 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Less traffic

Yup, same as usual for that. Nothing odd about the time, especially for a site that's in or at least on the edge of one of the most densely trafficked areas on Earth, both vehicles & on foot. In fact I think this one is a little earlier than some of the others I've been around for. I think something like 3 or 4 in the AM has also been a common time to pick, if I'm remembering some of them right (and I might not be).

Besides, it's more fun to set off every car alarm within five miles at 2am than at noon. And the fireworks look better, if they're planning any for this one.

Quote: Ayecarumba

Less wind too.

Good point. Some of them create a huge dust cloud. And in the desert in the summer or near summer, the strongest winds do tend to kick up during the heat of the day and into earlier evening hours, then tend to die down after it cools off.



Last edited by: DrawingDead on Jun 4, 2016
"I'm against stuff like crack and math" --AxelWolf
Paigowdan
Paigowdan
Joined: Apr 28, 2010
  • Threads: 115
  • Posts: 5692
June 4th, 2016 at 1:34:31 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Taller of two Riviera towers to be imploded June 14 --LVRJ article from 6/1/16.

The article the implosion is scheduled for 2 AM on June 14. I'm tempted to watch. Who is up for joining me?


I am. I liked the Riviera, had some good times there.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.
LuckyPhow
LuckyPhow
Joined: May 19, 2016
  • Threads: 52
  • Posts: 678
June 14th, 2016 at 7:00:40 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard



The implosion is scheduled for 2 AM on June 14. I'm tempted to watch. Who is up for joining me?



Ahhh, to live in Vegas! I didn't get to watch as it happened, but the videos on the news sites suggest it was a real beauty of an implosion.

Wiz, did ya see it? Huh? Huh? Was it great, or what? Please share. Curious minds want to know...
billryan
billryan
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
  • Threads: 179
  • Posts: 10669
June 14th, 2016 at 10:02:58 AM permalink
I was there. An awful lot of waiting,followed by some Intense fireworks..
Ibeatyouraces
Ibeatyouraces
Joined: Jan 12, 2010
  • Threads: 68
  • Posts: 11933
June 14th, 2016 at 10:10:18 AM permalink
Here's the short version.

https://youtu.be/wZdlizuOkUg
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!

  • Jump to: