Saturday, December 29, 2007

Las Vegas - The Frontier Is Faceless

In order to amplify the significance of this post, there is no accompanying photograph. (Not today anyway.)

The "face" of The Frontier is gone. I am referring to that remaining front wall of The Frontier which can be seen in the last few posts on this blog.

The north entrance, which was near the arrow sign, is gone, completely. No doors, no walls, no entryway, no executive office rotary telephones.

The attached front wall going all the way to the front valet area is gone. The front entrance is gone.

It is all gone, except for the skeleton of the remaining (shorter) hotel buildings, and the sign.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Las Vegas - Frontier Demolition - Executive Office Phone

There is nothing much left, in a tangible sense, of the interior of The Frontier. There are still some sections of outer wall which remain up, (as a shield between pedestrian traffic and the demolition work occurring on the other side of the wall), but it is nothing more than an empty face; like the bank building at Rhyolite.

Photographing the north entrance, I saw something interesting in the rubble. A traditional rotary wall phone, with a sign above it: EXECUTIVE OFFICE.


I love traditional rotary phones, but I'm nostalgic. It is amazing to me that on The Strip, this phone with sign, lasted to 2007.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Las Vegas - Frontier Demolition - Phils Angus Steakhouse

The final days of December 2007 are here, and The Frontier is still in the process of being razed.

Phil's Angus Steakhouse at The Frontier had an entrance path and sign on the Las Vegas Boulevard side, not far from the north doors. That section of building has recently been semi-demolished.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Las Vegas - Stardust and Frontier Flashback

Prior to the implosion of The Stardust hotel buildings, many of the surrounding structures were razed. This photo shows The Frontier as seen from The Stardust before The Stardust was imploded. Now both are gone.

Las Vegas - Algiers - Tommy's Rib And Steak House

Las Vegas QuickShot of Tommy's Rib & Steak House at The Algiers. It is all gone now. The top of Circus Circus can be seen at the top left.

Las Vegas - Algiers Parking Sign

Another Las Vegas QuickShot from the no longer existent Algiers.

Las Vegas - Algiers Pool Sign

Las Vegas QuickShot Flashback. A photo from The Algiers which was just north of The Riviera.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Las Vegas - Trump Building From Sahara

A Las Vegas QuickShot of Trump Tower as seen from Sahara (in the vicinity of Palace Station and Interstate 15).

Las Vegas - Project City Center Progress 122007

A Las Vegas QuickShot of the progress of Project City Center as seen yesterday from west of Interstate 15.

Frontier Las Vegas - Front Valet Entrance

The main entrance of The Frontier (Las Vegas Boulevard side) with parking valet roof area has finally been demolished. As well the north double door entrance appeared ready for demolition early yesterday afternoon, and may have been razed by now.

I drove past yesterday but as of right now do not have photos of this development to post.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Las Vegas - Project City Center - 121207

A quickshot of Project City Center as seen from Las Vegas Boulevard.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Las Vegas Fatburger Under Construction

A Fatburger is under construction on Industrial Road at Stardust Road. The area is seedy, so I would advise driving, not walking, (especially at night). This location is not far from The Strip, as long as one has wheels.

There is also a Fatburger located on The Strip; just north of the Walgreens which is across from NYNY and The Monte Carlo.

When the new Fatburger opens, I will post notice.

Be advised that in some areas Industrial Road is called Dean Martin.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Frontier Las Vegas - Demolition Continues - 7 Dec 2007

The demolition of The Frontier continues. Here are 4 shots I took on Friday 7 December 2007.

The north wall is down. Only the entrance door area remains on the north side. The wall which had the giant Gilley's ad (and 2 others) has been knocked down.

The front entrance doors remain, but there is nothing behind it. Look through the doors and you will see that you are looking right back outside again.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Las Vegas Neon BoneYard

Sassy Sally's and the rear view of the older font Stardust letters.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Las Vegas - Wedding Chapel (Jim Johnson Nostalgia Series #1)

In October I received a collection of photos from Jim Johnson, a fan of this blog. With his permission I will be using some of those photos in what I am calling The Jim Johnson Nostalgia Series.

For item #1 of this series, I have selected a photo which contains elements of a beginning and hope, and good fortune; the wedding chapel which was located just north of The Riviera.

The Algiers used to be north of the chapel. Now, both are gone.

Actually the church has been relocated, but I do not know where.

Boulder Highway - Sams Town

A view of Boulder Highway in the area of Sam's Town.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Answer To Abandoned Balcony - Where In Las Vegas

This is the Las Vegas building which I referred to two posts ago (abandoned balcony). It is between The Peppermill restaurant and The Riviera casino, on Las Vegas Boulevard.

It was either La Concha or El Morocco. Technically I am not sure, and haven't the time to verify it.

I was surprised to see that the building is still standing, in abandoned condition.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Frontier Demolition (North Side)

This shot which I took on 14 November 2007 shows the north side of The Frontier being demolished. [The north side is the side which faced The Stardust.]

[Photo taken approximately 32 hours after the implosion of the main building.]

Where In Las Vegas - Abandoned Balcony

Another exciting blog post of:

Where In Las Vegas ?

Where is this abandoned balcony?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Where In Las Vegas - FILMS EVELOPED

Although the location was correctly guessed (see comments of previous post), perhaps this wider photo will make more clear, the location of the old sign.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Frontier - After The Implosion

Some very recent shots of The Frontier as of one and a half days following the implosion.

Frontier Aftermath - The Front View

The buildings which surrounded the main hotel tower of The Frontier are almost all still standing. (The ex-presidential suite building in the rear is gone.)

Looking at The Frontier from across the street at Wynn, it is easy to forget precisely where the main hotel building stood. Someone visiting for the first time would not be aware that a building was missing.

These photos show the front view of The Frontier as it looked yesterday, less than 12 hours following the implosion.

What is taking so long? I have no idea.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Frontier Implosion Aftermath

Here is the first daylight look at The Frontier, following the implosion. I took these photos approximately 10 or 11 hours after the implosion.

The shorter buildings which surrounded the main hotel tower are still standing. From the front, a person who did not know that a larger tower was there, would not suspect that anything was missing.

I will likely get to posting those front view photos tomorrow. One can actually see right through the rooms, to the hallway, and to the rooms on the other side. They are not furnished, but the classic Frontier doors remain.

Frontier Implosion Fireworks

It is odd waking up early and doing a short drive to photograph an implosion at 230 AM. It is especially odd having done it a few times. Although it is the same implosion and fireworks whether one is visiting or living here, there is something about the living here which alters the perception of the event. After the event I feel as if I should be returning to a hotel room, but instead I return home.

That is okay though.

Frontier Implosion - Smoke

Four shots of the smoke and dust after the implosion of The Frontier.