Trump Plaza in Atlantic City Will Be Imploded Later This Week

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City Will Be Imploded Later This Week

The long-vacant Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J., was reduced to a pile of rubble on Wednesday.

Spectator Jennifer Owen, who bid $575 (£415) for her seat to watch the implosion, told the New York Times: "It's an end of a not-so-great era".

For those not making the trip to Atlantic City, the city will livestream the event on its website and Facebook page.

Trump World's Fair Casino, formerly Playboy and then Atlantis, closed in 1999 and was torn down the following year after only a few years of operation on the Boardwalk.

The once towering symbol of Donald Trump's Atlantic City performance as a real estate magnate and casino wunderkind was turned into dust Wednesday morning when the disgraced former US president's prized Trump Plaza-abandoned and left to decay after a series of bankruptcies and failures-was demolished.

"It was like that a lot: You had Madonna and Sean Penn walking in, Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson, Muhammad Ali would be there, Oprah sitting with Donald ringside", he recalled. "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?'"

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Issues at the casino mostly related to its debt forced the building to close in 2014 after Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for its fifth bankruptcy. When George Clooney and Brad Pitt recruited actor Bernie Mac's character to help with a Las Vegas casino heist, they plucked him from Trump Plaza, where he was a dealer.

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

One Atlantic Events and the city had used the implosion as a fundraising opportunity, auctioning off 10 prime viewing spots to benefit the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club.

The hotel and casino, which closed operations in 2014 and has stood vacant ever since, was imploded by officials on Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021.

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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