A date for the Trump Plaza implosion on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City , New Jersey, formerly owned by President Donald Trump of the United States, has been set.
The mayor of Atlantic City, Marty Small, declared that on January 29, 2021, the 39-story Trump Plaza was expected to implode, putting an end to numerous disputes about its future.
Back in 1984, the former casino resort opened, but has been closed since 2014. In 2016, billionaire Carl Icahn took ownership of the $15bn property and said he would ultimately demolish the site. Since March, authorities have declared the building a public safety threat.
The tower’s demolition means that in Atlantic City there will be no more Trump-branded properties.
The announcement of the demolition of the Plaza comes days after Trump lost to former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, although Trump has questioned the outcome of the election and has yet to concede.
Currently, just days after President-elect Biden’s assumed Inauguration Day, Trump Plaza is scheduled to be demolished.
Upon announcing the fate of Trump Plaza, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) said: “There is something poetic that the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is scheduled for implosion about a week after President Biden takes office.”