LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a 44-year run, the Sands became a pile of rubble and dust in an implosion on Nov. 26, 1996. The event received major attention and was even kicked off with a fireworks show. The Rat Pack had once ruled this resort.

The Sands came tumbling down to make way for the Venetian Resort which was later connected with the Pallazo Tower.

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