Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Implodes on Wednesday, 17th February 2021
Demolition crews had been spotted at two of Former President Donald Trump’s properties -The Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City and the Mar-a-Lago helipad in Florida, this week.
The once-iconic Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City opened its doors in 1984 and was a hot-spot for rock stars, celebrities, and athletes.
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Before being hit by despair and shutting down in 2004, the casino held a self-awarded title of “Atlantic City’s centerpiece” and played host to several high-profile boxing matches that were attended by Trump himself, as well as others.
17 years prior to its shut down, the long crumbling casino that once brought the former President so much fame, fortune, and failure, was brought down to a giant pile of dust in less than 20 seconds by a series of explosions at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021.
The demolition crews set up the explosives along the once successful building’s structures to knock its legs out from under, making it crumble on itself like a deck of cards.
From being the home to famous celebrities like Madonna, Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand and Muhammad Ali, to being the poorest-performing casino in Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza saw the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
In a statement to the press, Atlantic City’s Mayor Marty Small said, the demolition had nothing to do with politics or the former President.
The demotion was turned into a public affair with several hotels offering viewing packages, members of the public coming together and watching the explosions from public viewing areas that had been set up at Bader Field, costing $10 to park a car to watch.