Trump Plaza Building Demolished In Atlantic City

Yolanda Curtis
February 17, 2021

A plan to auction off the right to push the button commencing the Plaza's implosion was scrapped earlier this year over safety concerns, but Carl Icahn agreed to donate $175,000 to the Boys & Girls Club to match the highest bid that was received for the honor.

The former casino, formerly owned by our future-now-former President of the United States, Donald Trump will be coming down Wednesday morning.


It seems like forever, but we've finally reached the point where the Trump Plaza is coming down in Atlantic City. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City also donated $10,000 to the effort.

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. "Chunks of falling debris and metal contributed to its designation as an 'imminent hazard, ' setting the stage for Wednesday's demolition", writes the New York Times.


The city will livestream the event on its website and Facebook page. "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 Plaza has been closed since 2014, when more than 1,100 people were put out of work. He gave up his role in the company's operations when he resigned as chairman during the 2009 bankruptcy proceedings, according to NJ.com.


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