Las Vegas Strip Will Rock A 36-Story Guitar Tower
The iconic Mirage volcano will soon be replaced with a future icon: a 36-story guitar tower! Hard Rock International received approval from the Clark County Commission on Wednesday, March 22nd to build the guitar-shaped hotel structure on the famous Las Vegas Strip. It is scheduled to debut sometime in 2025.
According to an article written by Corey Levitan on Casino.org, the Hard Rock guitar tower will probably overshadow many of the other structures on The Strip. It will house 600 hotel rooms, and there are renovation plans in the works to renovate all of the 3,000+ hotel rooms at The Mirage. Of course, these renovation plans also include a 3,000-seat showroom, pools, restaurants and shops.
Per Levitan’s article, the 36-story guitar tower will look very similar to the one that has already been built in Hollywood, Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino which is pictured above. The Seminole Tribe of Florida purchased The Mirage from MGM Resorts International for $1.1 billion dollars in late 2022.
Having moved to Las Vegas about five years after The Mirage opened in 1989, I was not aware of the interesting history of that property revealed in Levitan’s article on Casino.org. The Red Rooster was the first licensed casino to open on the future Las Vegas Strip back in 1931 on that site. Years later, a Mobil gas station was built on the site of the Red Rooster. Then, in 1987, when construction began on the brand new Mirage Hotel & Casino, they demolished the Mobil station and the last remaining private residence on the Las Vegas Strip in order to build the volcano and other structures.
So, like all demolitions and renovations in Sin City, the old is torn down to reveal shiny, new structures. We bid a fond farewell to the iconic Mirage volcano as we get ready to welcome the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and that shiny, new 36-story guitar tower.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
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