- Atlantic City will auction off the right to press the button to implode a former Trump casino, all in the name of a good cause. The Trump Plaza, closed since 2014, was President Trump’s first property in the US coastal gambling town in which he came to own several properties.
- The former casino, which opened in 1984, has undergone little to no maintenance since shuttering, and on several occasions during storms, pieces of its exterior have fallen onto the seaside promenade that runs alongside the building.
- In mid-June, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small announced the building’s demolition, after taking legal action over what he considered to be a danger to residents. “Now is the time to end an era and replace it with something new,” said New Jersey-based Bodnar’s Auction.
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