The Island View Hotel Implosion

The Grand Casino Biloxi said goodbye to the Island View Hotel Sunday Morning.

Cherry Demolition out of Houston, Texas worked for three weeks to prepare what took seconds to take down. The implosion took place about 6:40 am Sunday.

400 pounds of dynamite were strategically placed in the pilings to make this implosion go off without a hitch.

The Island View Hotel was just East of where the Grand Casino barge used to float and south of Highway 90. The grand opening was April 15, 1995.

Be sure to watch WLOX News tonight for more on the changes and growth in Biloxi