The former flagship Atlantic City casino of Donal Trump has finally been reduced to rubble after its demolition.
Atlantic City is home to some of the best casinos in the world, such as the ever-popular Borgata for poker players and gamblers alike. But the Trump Plaza is only one of several casino properties that did not exactly succeed under the former President’s control, and on Wednesday saw the controlled demolition, being brought to ground.
In Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza had a fascinating past, having been purchased by Trump in 2016, the year he came into office at the White House. Donald Trump sold the Plaza to billionaire Carl Icahn after going into bankruptcy as a business, only one of a number of companies at Trump Resorts that were sold to the same buyer.
Atlantic City owes a small debt to this purchase deal, with the former Taj Mahal, part of Trump Entertainment Resorts (TER), also being an Icahn house, a building ultimately converted into a Hard Rock Casino that still exists to this day and performs better than it was before 2016.
Reputation as one of the worst
A few years before Donald Trump appeared in Home Alone 2, and 32 years before his ascension to the presidency, Trump Plaza opened in 1984. After just 30 years, however, the building was closed, with a reputation as one of the worst, if not the worst, Atlantic City casinos.
With the initial design pre-COVID being to sell off the rights to the managed implosion for charity, even the demolition did not go to plan.
Instead, during midweek, the Trump Plaza was meekly razed to the ground, and instead, Icahn would contribute $175,000 to the charity of the Boys & Girls Club.
You can watch the demolition of Trump Plaza here.