Trump Plaza to Be Demolished Feb. 17th

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Atlantic City eyesore Trump Plaza is scheduled to be demolished this week after several delays. The button will be pushed by a lucky person who submitted the highest bid to destroy the former president's resort.

Trump Plaza opened on the Boardwalk in February 1984 and served as Donald Trump's first casino property. It featured 39 stories with 600 hotel rooms, and hosted a 60,000 square foot casino. At its peak, the casino supplied 6,100 jobs.

The casino did fall into disrepair though, and eventually closed its doors in 2014. Trump eventually sold the property to Icahn Enterprises, and it never reopened. Icahn instead planned on demolishing the property. Those plans took a while to come together, but it certainly appears that the "embarrassment" of Atlantic City (according to Mayor Marty Small) will be coming down later this week.

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15 February 2021 - 8:03pm

It certainly feels like it's an end of an era for Trump! First the loss of presidency, now his Plaza being demolished.. He certainly is quite a hated person if people were even bidding to be able to press the demolish button.

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16 February 2021 - 3:50pm

How is such a thing possible, with Trump being such an intelligent, successful businessman?! 😂

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16 February 2021 - 5:43pm

I've been to Atlantic City and I went to both the Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal, and both were absolute dumps. It'll probably be cleaner laying in a pile of rubble.