Atlantic City implodes abandoned Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

  • Atlantic City implodes abandoned Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

Atlantic City implodes abandoned Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

Footage courtesy of WTXF.

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.

Former President Trump's defunct Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was demolished on Wednesday.

Mayor Marty Small made it a goal of his administration in 2020 to tear down the building - which had pieces of its facade falling onto the boardwalk after a storm - which he called "an embarrassment".

An auction for the rights to detonate the dynamite to begin the implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., fizzled.

"It will crumble like a deck of cards", he told The Associated Press before the implosion. It originally attracted high-stakes gambler and elite guests, offering $1,500 tickets to heavyweight fights, according to The New York Times.

The city will livestream the event on its website and Facebook page. "It was a special time. I really enjoyed it; I've never seen anything like that".

"This is not about Donald Trump".

Though built by the former president, the building is now owned by a different billionaire, Carl Icahn, who acquired the two remaining Trump casinos in 2016 from the last of their many bankruptcies. The Trump Plaza eventually closed in 2014 and has sat abandoned ever since.