The New Frontier Goes Down So The Plaza Can Go Up
Another Las Vegas landmark has crumbled so that something new, larger and more luxurious can rise in its place. The New Frontier Hotel & Casino was imploded to make room for The Plaza, a Las Vegas version of the popular New York landmark. The New Frontier opened in 1942 and was the spot of Elvis Presley's first gig on the Las Vegas strip. The Plaza is estimated to be an $8 billion project and is expected to be completed in 2011. It will include a luxury hotel, private residences, retail, restaurants, a convention complex, entertainment, and of course, a casino.