24 workers dismantled the sign on Monday night and broke the metal down into 10-foot pieces so it could be brought to a recycling plant near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The sign was taken down by the same company that had put it up in the 1990s and according to Vision Sign Project Manager Rob Crosbie, some of the workers had been there for both projects.

“I’ve been doing signs for 25 years in town, these are the fun projects,” said Crosbie. “When you are involved in something like this, it is pretty cool.”

The SLS project, which was announced in January 2012 by hotelier Sam Nazarian, is expected to cost $750 million and be completed in early 2014.

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