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By that time, the Scott Corporation stated that it would likely withdraw its offer to purchase the Landmark because of inability to obtain long-term financing.
Experts believed that the Landmark suffered financially as a result of its low room-count guest rooms at the time and its location across the street from the Las Vegas Hilton formerly the International , which was the world's largest hotel at the time. Frank Scott owned downtown Las Vegas' Union Plaza Hotel , which had become one of the city's most successful casinos, and he said the same management principles used at the Union Plaza would be applied to the Landmark.
Gambling is a business—a very unique business—and sound policies applied and followed will result in a successful operation. We face a strong challenge in making the Landmark one of the truly fine casino-hotel operations in Las Vegas, and we look forward to accomplishing this goal. Scott intended to change the name of the resort, with "The Plaza Tower" as the favorite among several names under consideration at that time. Scott planned to take over operations once the sale received approval from Summa, county and state gaming officials, and courts that were handling Hughes' estate.
The Wolframs were high rollers who frequently stayed at the Desert Inn resort when visiting Las Vegas. Todd met the Wolframs while working for the Desert Inn as Special Events Coordinator, and she became close friends with Zula Wolfram, who had been planning to purchase a Las Vegas hotel with her husband. That month, the gaming control board recommended that Baldwin be approved in his request to receive five-percent of pretax operating profits from the Landmark.
In , architect Martin Stern Jr. The Landmark was entangled in a Toledo bankruptcy court in July , at which point Bill Morris, a Las Vegas lawyer, began plans to purchase the resort. At the time, two minority shareholders in the Landmark were attempting to stop Morris' purchase of the resort.
The Landmark's never really been given a fair chance. First, there has never been on-hands management on a day-in, day-out basis. Second, the operators have all tried to make the property do something it was not meant to do. They tried to compete with superstar productions, and a lot of money was lost in that competition. The property is ideally situated to serve the convention authority, and our operational thrust will be in that direction.
The resort remained open during renovations. Casino manager Ron Nadeau said "we think this is the type of play that will catch on here. It is priced in a range that anyone can afford to join the action. The expansion was to be built west of the Landmark on 11 acres 4. Two days after the lien was filed, the Landmark filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to prevent the IRS from seizing assets such as casino cage money. The resort remained open despite the bankruptcy filing, and the casino had enough money to remain operational.
In January , Morris said he would have to cancel his bankruptcy reorganization plans and lay off to Landmark employees if a bankruptcy court did not allow the resort to abandon its union labor contracts. Morris hoped for the Landmark to be out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by March 1, Morris also hoped to increase the hotel's room count after the resort's eventual emergence from bankruptcy, with additional financing from a national franchise hotel chain. In January , a small fire broke out in the resort's showroom, located next to the casino.
Five employees were evacuated, and there were no injuries. Customers in the casino were unaware of the fire, which was quickly extinguished by the local fire department. The fire was determined to have likely been caused by an arsonist.
To help bring in customers, two cash drawings were held during each tournament. Richard Davis, a Las Vegas real estate executive and owner of a funeral home, was appointed by the court that month to temporarily operate the resort. On February 21, , the Nevada Gaming Commission extended the gaming license and allowed the resort to stay open for at least two additional weeks while its financial problems were analyzed by state experts.
The Landmark, with rooms at the time,  was unable to compete with new megaresorts, and was closed on August 8, LVCVA was interested in the proposal, with plans to use the Landmark's acre property either for a parking lot or expansion.
Some wanted to make the necessary repairs and re-open it to house convention attendees. Others wanted to demolish the buildings to add 2,  much-needed parking spaces for the Convention Center. After much protest, it was ultimately decided that the Landmark would be demolished after only three of the fourteen LVCVA board members voted to save the building. By that time, the Clark County Health District had proposed penalties against the asbestos companies.
By February , AB-Haz had twice declared the Landmark to be asbestos-free and safe for demolition, although Clark County officials discovered that some hotel floors still contained 90 percent of the original asbestos. Because of previous delays, officials for LVCVA had given up on setting a demolition date until all the asbestos was removed. CDI was hired to demolish the resort. Demolition crews discovered secret stairwells in the tower, and Loizeaux said, "We have learned everything as we have gone in.
It was a very strange structure, very unique. Crews then spent the final days of demolition by drilling in the tower to weaken and prepare it ahead of its planned implosion. Less than pounds of dynamite was placed in certain locations throughout the tower's first four floors. Most of the material from the demolished structure was to be recycled and used in other construction projects.
It still represents what the Stratosphere represents, the biggest and the tallest. The property became a 2,space parking lot for the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The tower's height measured feet, while its diameter measured 60 feet. The tower's dome measured feet in diameter. The Landmark tower was billed as having 31 floors, although it skipped floors 13 and Conflicting numbers have been given for the tower's total height.
When it opened, the Landmark had a total of slot machines. The Landmark's interior designer was Las Vegas resident Leonard Edward England,   who designed the ground floor to include a colorful and primitive Incan theme, which gradually changed to a Space Age theme on subsequent floors.
The interior also included 65 tons of black and white polished marble,   as well as carved mahogany woodwork from Mexico. The Landmark's second floor was used for offices. It was the fastest elevator in the Western United States.
At the time of the Landmark's opening, the showroom and the Cascade Terrace coffee shop were located on the first floor,    while a steak and seafood gourmet restaurant known as Towers Restaurant was located on the 27th floor. Also planned was the remodeling of the casino and lobby, and the expansion of a coffee shop. The Landmark was the only major hotel in the state to have a discotheque. Other plans included changes to the coffee shop, new casino carpeting, and redesigning and renaming the 27th-floor restaurant as Anthony's Seafood and Prime Rib Room.
The existing structures were renovated with financing from Valley Bank of Nevada. The entrance had red-lit outriggers added and a new side entrance was added to the casino. The show was usually sold out. In October , the Landmark debuted Spellcaster , an minute family oriented show featuring country-western singer Roy Clayborne.
Hein and Dancer had four different shows consisting of various costumes and set decorations, and were accompanied by a five-person band of musicians who backed up the duo. As of , the Landmark's showroom hosted minor acts and was considered small in comparison to other Las Vegas resorts. Dick Foster was the show's director and producer.
The unfinished tower briefly appeared in the film, Viva Las Vegas. The Landmark's demolition was filmed for use in the film, Mars Attacks! As part of the movie's special effects, the lights in The Landmark were on before and during the implosion. Pyrotechnics were set off at the base of the tower to simulate the explosive impact of an alien laser.
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