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Landmark Hotel and Convention Centre

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LANDMARK_HOTEL_CONVENTION_CENTER

The Landmark Tower was a hotel/casino located in Paradise, Nevada. The Landmark opened on July 1, 1969 and closed on August 8, 1990. The Landmark played host to famous celebrities such as Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra.

See demolition of the building.

St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Obelisk

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St. Peter's Basilica

The city of Rome harbours the most obelisks in the world. There are eight ancient Egyptian and five ancient Roman obelisks in Rome, together with a number of more modern obelisks; there was also formerly (until 2005) an ancient Ethiopian obelisk in Rome.

For transport down the Nile to Alexandria and from there across the Mediterranean Sea to the capital Rome, special heavy cargo carriers, the Obelisk ships, were used by the Romans. On site, large Roman cranes were employed to erect the monoliths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_Obelisk#Ancient_Egyptian_obelisks

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