Video – Crane completes Clarion take-down…

Stubborn lift shaft succumbs…at last.

The elevator shaft of the Clarion Hotel and Casino that defiantly remained standing after an overnight implosion came down Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Controlled Demolition Inc., which was contracted for the project, said there was a chance the stout elevator shaft might “stall” during the implosion.

The company said the shaft moved downward along with the rest of the structure during the implosion, but came to rest after “failing” the initial four stories. The shaft leaned against the debris.

A crane with cables attached to the shaft assisted in safely pulling down the remaining piece, CDI said.

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