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O’Sheas Parking Garage Gets All Blowed Up

Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm. Posted by in Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, O'Sheas, The LINQ. Comments Off on O’Sheas Parking Garage Gets All Blowed Up.

Things move quickly on the Las Vegas Strip, and Caesars Entertainment has wasted no time in taking the next big step toward making room for the Linq, the massive development project that will feature a shopping and dining promenade, as well as a 500-foot observation wheel. Let’s blow something up!

O'Sheas parking garage

This would be the “before” photo.

At 2:30 a.m. on May 1, 2012, just hours after the closing of O’Sheas, the casino’s seven-story parking garage was imploded. Sin City loves its implosions! And while it was just a parking garage, we’ll take it.

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The implosion was the result of weeks of planning, and involved very technical demolition techniques this blog does not have time to research, so let’s just call it “painting on things.”

O'Sheas implosion

Off the record, what’s so tough about imploding something? This blog could paint that.

Read up on closing day at O’Sheas, and learn more about the Linq.

O'Sheas parking sign

This sign at O’Sheas now qualifies as false advertising.

In related parking news, you’re in for a jolt if you try to approach the nearby Imperial Palace the way you always have. The hotel’s valet entrance has been closed.

IP parking

Let’s face it, this entryway was always kind of a cluster. Yay, Linq project!

We’ve heard that part of a hotel referred to as a “porte-cochère,” but this blog is not that fancy. It’s the place you drive up to the hotel entrance and leave your car and stuff. “Porte-cochère” is French, by the way, and is pronounced, “We have no damn idea how it’s pronounced.”

Now, guests need to drive around back, probably through Harrah’s Las Vegas (the parking entrance, not the hotel itself, that would be rude), to find the new valet area and self-park garage.

Imperial Palace new valet

It ain’t pretty, but it’ll do in a pinch.

More Linq news to come, assuming this blog’s brain doesn’t implode like a parking garage while trying to keep track of it all.



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