The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City was demolished Wednesday morning, ending Trump’s nearly 40-year run on the Jersey shore.
As the 32-story building imploded in 20 seconds shortly after 9:00 a.m., people could be heard laughing, and blasting air horns to celebrate the end of Trump’s link to the city.
The once-iconic casino frequented by celebrities, rock stars and athletes, opened its doors in 1984. Since its closure in 2014, the casino had fallen into a state of disrepair with chunks of the structure falling to the ground in recent years.
“This is the fitting end of Trump’s era,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. told USA Today, adding that Trump “stiffed a lot of people and was selfish.”