Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City Gets Blown Up

The former Trump Plaza hotel and casino is imploded

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City Will Be Imploded Later This Week

The former Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, shuttered in 2014 and vacant since then, is set to be demolished around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Trump no longer owns any casinos in Atlantic City.

As the Associated Press reported, the former casino-now "a smoking pile of rubble"-was "imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground". The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City also donated $10,000 to the effort. "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?'"

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

"They said someone was in the Caesars parking garage, and there was a drone being flown above Caesars, which as we know, which is a temporary no-fly zone, so that's what delayed it", says Marty Small.

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 cost to watch the show?

Due to his position as president, he received an exemption from Palm Beach's helicopter-free zone rule, which was revoked following his exit from office, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.

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