WATCH: Riviera's Monte Carlo tower imploded on Vegas strip

Posted at 5:18 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 08:22:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - The last and final piece of the Riviera in Las Vegas came down early Tuesday morning.

The implosion of the Monte Carlo tower happened just after 2:30 a.m. in Vegas and it comes two months after the Monaco tower was imploded.

However, there were no festivities for the Monte Carlo tower, which happens to be older than the Monaco. The Monaco tower came down with a bang and tons of fanfare and fireworks in June.

But with the final implosion, the Riviera that was home to some of the biggest entertainers in Las Vegas history, including Liberace and Frank Sinatra, was wiped off the map.

It will not be wiped from people's memories. Many remember the Riv as the original Las Vegas resort and the first high-rise hotel on the Strip.

The Riviera's legacy will live on as it was captured in the original "Ocean's Eleven," "Casino" and other films throughout its 61-year history.