Donald Trump's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino Demolished

The former Trump Plaza hotel and casino is imploded

Opened in 1984, the Plaza was Trump's first property on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk.

When Trump pulled out of the ownership structure of the casino in 2009, numerous local contractors who worked on the project made it clear they were not sad to see him go.

According to the Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, you'll be able watch the implosion from outside your auto, but you must stay near your vehicle, as social distancing requirements - including the wearing of masks - will be practiced.

Local hotels sold viewing packages for the implosion, and nearby Bader Field charged $10 per vehicle to watch the implosion up close.

The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino was the first of three casinos Trump owned in Atlantic City, all of which are now bankrupt. "It was a special time". "So when he left Atlantic City, it wasn't, 'Sorry to see you go.' It was, 'How fast can you get the hell out of here?'"

Trump eventually severed ties with the casino in 2009, following a string of bankruptcy filings, and the Plaza officially shut down in 2014 until billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn acquired it out of bankruptcy in 2016.

Sitting in "front row" seats in a nearby pier over the beach and Atlantic Ocean to view the tower's destruction with city officials will be 10 sets of winners of a city-sponsored charity auction benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City. "They never made you feel less-than".

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Trump Plaza has been demolished.

However, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small downplayed the building's connection to the one-time president.

"The moment that the Taj Mahal opened up, it began a decline for the Plaza", McDevitt said.

When it closed, Trump Plaza was the poorest-performing casino in Atlantic City.

Trump continued to operate the casino through the early 2000s, but the housing market collapse and subsequent economic recession took a huge hit on the casino business in Atlantic City.

Short-term plans call for the site to be paved to provide new parking while a permanent development project is considered.

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