The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority voted unanimously today to demolish the 60 year old Riviera hotel-casino as soon as feasible, most likely in early to mid-2016.
How the building will be demolished hasn't been decided. Once the Riv is down, the the 26-acre site will be used to provide outside exhibit space until the group can raise the $2.3 billion or so it needs to expand its convention center.
The LVCVA bought the Riviera for $182.5 million in February. It’s no longer open for business, but police, firefighters and others have been using it for training.