More than 4,400 pounds of explosives were used Tuesday during the pre-dawn demolition of the 12-story structure, which was cleared to make way for new construction.
But, the building had a sort of ace in the hole: Its elevator shaft dropped about four stories and remained, leaning a bit to one side. Now crews are planning a little more work to finish the job.
The 200-room hotel-casino opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn. It was known over the years as the Debbie Reynolds – for its one-time owner – as well as the Greek Isles and the Paddle Wheel.