Donald Trump's Casino Demolished With Explosives In 'Las Vegas Style Implosion'

The former Trump Plaza hotel and casino is imploded

"There's nothing political at all about us being here", Cavallo said while focusing a miniature telescope on his dashboard.

Trump hasn't been associated with the hotel since 2009, according to the New York Times. "I remember when Trump came through and built up Atlantic City".

Local hotels sold viewing packages for the implosion, and nearby Bader Field charged $10 per auto to watch the implosion up close.

Former U.S. president Donald Trump's first failed Atlantic City casino is no more after a scheduled implosion to bring down the building with much fanfare in New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

"It was like that a lot: You had Madonna and Sean Penn walking in, Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson, Muhammad Ali would be there, Oprah sitting with Donald ringside", he said. "So when he left Atlantic City, it wasn't, 'Sorry to see you go.' It was, 'How fast can you get the hell out of here?'"

The property owned by former President Donald Trump closed when Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for its fifth bankruptcy in 2014.

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Apparently, the current owner of the building didn't like it. but he donated money to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City in lieu of the auction. When George Clooney and Brad Pitt recruited actor Bernie Mac's character to help with a Las Vegas casino heist, they plucked him from Trump Plaza, where he was a dealer.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small says that about eight stories worth of debris will need to be cleaned up following the implosion, work that is expected to run through at least May of this year.

Bill Cavallo of Vineland, N.J., looks at the former Trump Plaza Casino at Bader Field to witness the implosion in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

The Trump Taj Mahal, one of the casinos acquired by Icahn, has since reopened under new ownership as the Hard Rock.

Trump continued to operate the casino through the early 2000s, but the housing market collapse and subsequent economic recession took a huge hit on the casino business in Atlantic City.

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