The building of the Trump Plaza hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was completely collapsed, attracting the attention of many people.
The Trump Plaza building in Atlantic was rapidly destroyed after a series of explosions on the morning of February 17. The high-rise hotel and casino complex of former US President Donald Trump was ruined in less than 20 seconds.
Atlantic Fire Department commander Scott Evans said demolition teams had placed explosives at key locations in the Trump Plaza structure to knock it down from below, causing the building to collapse on its own. In videos on Twitter, a series of small explosions rang out before the building disappeared in the dust.
This hotel and casino complex was first opened in 1984, becoming a favorite hangout spot for celebrities such as actor Jack Nicholson, singer Mick Jagger and actress Oprah Winfrey.
Former President Trump stopped owning the building in 2009, but the hotel and casino complex still holds his famous brand. By 2014, Trump Plaza closed and fell into disrepair, causing the building to be demolished.
When closed, Trump Plaza was the worst performing casino in Atlantic City. Atlantic Mayor Marty Small said the demolition of the building had absolutely nothing to do with the former president.
“This has nothing to do with Donald Trump, it has nothing to do with politics,” Small said.
This hotel and casino complex is now owned by billionaire Carl Icahn, a Trump sponsor and former special economic adviser. Icahn has yet to announce new construction plans for this site.
The demolition of Trump Plaza attracted the attention of many people. Bader Field even set up a spot to watch the collapsed building for $ 10 for a car park. Many hotels across from Trump Plaza also offer crash viewing services.
The day before, former President Trump’s helipad built during his tenure in 2017 at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was also demolished.
During Trump’s tenure in office, the Palm Beach administration granted him immunity from a ban on helicopters in the area. However, when Trump left the White House, the permit was revoked and the helipad was forced to be demolished.
Ngoc Anh (Follow Hill / ABC News)