WATCH: Bankrupt Trump Casino Blown Up In Controlled Implosion
The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey was demolished Wednesday morning in a totally planned, controlled implosion of Trump’s long-bankrupt, abandoned facility. For your viewing enjoyment, you can watch the demolition of the Trump Plaza below.
This particular Trump property has been a shuttered eyesore for more than six years, and deserved to be blown off the Atlantic City skyline. This fugly remnant represents a once-thriving casino that was shut down in 2014 because the Trump Organization could no longer pay its accumulating bills on the place.
— Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) February 17, 2021
Just now: Former President Trump’s Atlantic City hotel is demolished.
Once a Boardwalk staple, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been closed since 2014. pic.twitter.com/DM7eBB3gEY
— The Recount (@therecount) February 17, 2021
An auction company announced this past December that they were auctioning off the right to push the button for the demolition, and you could do it from your computer, anywhere in the world. That auction was nixed by the building’s owner Carl Icahn, who of course got the place when the Trump Organization defaulted on the mortgage.
The Trump Plaza was originally quite gaudy when it opened in 1984, and hosted the infamous 1988 Tyson-Spinks fight that lasted only 91 seconds. It was the “site” of WrestleMania IV, the Hulk Hogan-Andre the Giant rematch, but in true Trump fashion, the event was not actually held there.
Trump Plaza sounds like it was a real winner from the start. pic.twitter.com/V30xD1BEiQ
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) February 17, 2021
In reality, Wrestlemani IV was held at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, and was merely promoted as being at Trump Plaza to dupe the pay-per-view audience.