Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino Demolished in Atlantic City

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On Wednesday morning, 3,000 pieces of dynamite sent the 34 stories of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City crashing to the ground.
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The once-premier gaming destination opened in 1984 with the promise of bringing jobs and revenue to Atlantic City. After a series of bankruptcy filings, former Pres. Trump severed ties with the casino in 2009 before its ultimate closure in 2014.

In recent years, Atlantic City residents described the Trump Plaza as an eyesore and demolition waiting to happen. Jennifer Owen, a former resident of Atlantic City, told The New York Times, ‘It’s symbolic for sure. Him. Everything ending.’

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