Clarion hotel-casino site owner Lorenzo Doumani said Tuesday that workers lassoed a balky elevator shaft with stout cables, brought in a heavy crane and pulled down the eight-story tower.
A 2-ton explosive punch about 3 a.m. didn't quite topple the elevator shaft when the rest of the Las Vegas casino-hotel came down around it.
The 200-room building opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn and was once called the Debbie Reynolds for its one-time owner.
Waffles the Wake Up elf deserved to be on the naughty list Monday morning!
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