Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza to be demolished

The resort has been closed since 2014.
The resort has been closed since 2014.

The former casino and hotel is set for implosion on January 29.

US.- Just days after Donald Trump lost the US presidential election to Joe Biden, a date has been set for the demolition of his former casino resort in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City’s mayor, Marty Small, has announced that 39-story Trump Plaza on the Boardwalk in New Jersey has been scheduled for implosion on January 29 putting an end to various disputes.

The former casino resort opened in 1984. It has been closed since 2014. In 2016, the billionaire Carl Icahn took control of the $15bn property and said he would demolish the building but seemed in no hurry to do so. Officials have deemed the building a public safety hazard.

The final demolition of the tower means there will be no more Trump-branded properties in Atlantic City.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) said: “There is something poetic that the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is scheduled for implosion about a week after President Biden takes office.”