Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza finally imploded today
By Bob Garcia
The last remaining vestige of Trump’s presence in the city is now more
Once considered as the spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk where many famous such as rock stars, athletes and movie stars used to go and have some fun was reduced to a smoking pile of rubble this morning. The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded this morning at 9 AM, and the public was able to watch it from a designated viewing site at Bade Field or through a live stream shared on the Atlantic City’s website.
The owner of the building, Carl Icahn, stopped the demolition last month due to safety concerns after the opportunity was launched by a charity auction. However, everything was put back in place and a prime development opportunity has been cleared after the removal of the one-time jewel of former President Donald Trump’s casino empire.
The events manager for the casino from 1984 to 1991, Bernie Dillon, said, “The way we put Trump Plaza and the city of Atlantic City on the map for the whole world was really incredible. Everyone from Hulk Hogan to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was the whole gamut of personalities. One night before a Tyson fight, I stopped dead in my tracks and looked about four rows in as the place was filling up, and there were two guys leaning in close and having a private conversation: Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.”
In order to complete the implosion in a successful way, the crew in charge of the demolition placed explosives at strategic points, bringing the building down on itself, successfully eliminating what most had considered a blight on the Atlantic City skyline.