This video from EarthCam shows the implosion of the Trump Plaz Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
The former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, closed since 2014, was removed from the Atlantic City skyline after a 40-year run on the boardwalk of New Jersey’s storied Jersey Shore. The Plaza opened in 1984 a symbolic monument to former President Trump’s influence in the city. The victim of multiple bankruptcies, the once iconic structure had fallen into disrepair since its closure, with chunks starting to peel away from its structure.
On February 17 at roughly 9 a.m., approximately 3,000 pieces of dynamite were strategically placed by demolition crews at points around the tower’s support structures, bringing the 34-story tower crumpling down upon itself in a matter of seconds.
Project officials will now focus on cleaning up the site. The remaining structures within the Plaza are scheduled for demolition at a later date.
Current owner billion investor Carl C. Icahn, who acquired the Plaza in 2016, has not announced plans for the location.
Video provided by EarthCam with description provided by Becky Schultz.