Iconic New York-New York marquee headed for Neon Boneyard

courtesy of mgm resorts international

The marquee on the Las Vegas Strip entrance to New York-New York will be retired to the Neon Museum, Jan. 6, 2014.

New York-New York Sign Dismantled

The New York - New York Hotel & Casino marquee entrance sign is readied to be taken down by Yesco and donated to the Neon Museum on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Launch slideshow »

Electric sign workers on Tuesday will dismantle New York-New York’s iconic neon marquee to make way for a new facade.

The crew from Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) plans to retire the 30-foot, gold-border neon reader board and canopy — unveiled in 1997 — to the Neon Museum.

YESCO’s main tool will be a towering crane to take the marquee down in three parts, which will end up at the Neon Boneyard.

The new facade is part of a $100 million project to freshen up the walkway between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York, adding new retailers, such as a Hershey’s Chocolate World.