Here's How to Watch Trump Plaza Implode on Wednesday
Feb 17 2021
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Ahead of Wednesday's demolition, Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott Evans said the complex once owned and operated by Trump "will crumble like a deck of cards".
Opened in 1984, the Plaza was Trump's first property on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. "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.
Atlantic City's Facebook page will be streaming the event, which has helped generate some goodwill towards the community.
"This is not about Donald Trump". I'm sorry to see it go, ' he added.
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.
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.
"The Trump Plaza has stood for years as one of the city's most visible eyesores, occupying prime land near the oceanfront boardwalk". He retained a 10% stake. More than 1,100 workers lost their jobs when the casino closed.