Atlantic City: On Wednesday 17th February of 2021 in Atlantic City of New Jersey a 34 storey casino which was once owned by former US President Donald Trump was demolished. The casino and the former Trump Plaza Hotel had been closed since 2014. Since 2014 the building was rotting untouched as much as so that it’s chunks were falling down.
Both the Casino and the Plaza was once precious to Trump’s Atlantic City Empire. Back then it was a hotspot for some of the famous figures of Hollywood and US.
Bernie Dillon, events manager at the casino from 1984 to 1991, told media “The way we put Trump Plaza and the city of Atlantic City on the map for the whole world was really incredible. Everyone from Hulk Hogan to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was the whole gamut of personalities,”
Using controlled explosion at 9.08am on Wednesday 17th February 2021 the establishment was demolished following the demolition many has commented on social media that it was the end of 74 year old reign in the city.
The demolition took 3000 sticks of dynamites and people paid more than 40k just to watch the demolition. The end of Trump Era in Atlantic City they said.
It went viral on internet people were sharing the link of a particular video showing how the establishment was being demolished. It was promoted everywhere on social media. People even watched the demolition live online.
One of the viewer who paid $575 which is ₹41,000 to watch the demolition from the front seat told to media that it was an end to a not so great era. She said “It’s an end of a not-so-great era. It’s symbolic for sure. Him. Everything ending,”
“It’s a good day. It’s a bad day,” he said. “A lot of us worked on that building.” said Roy M. Foster, president of the Atlantic and Cape May Counties Central Labor Council, he also said the event was bittersweet.
Trump Plaza was one of the first of three casino’s that Trump owned before his gambling business in Atlantic City and before he went bankrupt.
To detractors, including the Democratic mayor, Marty Small, Wednesday’s demolition was the vivid embodiment of a long-awaited end. “This is not about President Trump, because, quite frankly, the people here in the great city of Atlantic City knew how the presidency was going to play out on a national stage because we’re one of the cities that knew him best,” Mr. Small said after the demolition.
By Saumen Paul