A date has been set for the implosion of Trump Plaza on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, formerly owned by United States President Donald Trump.
Atlantic City’s mayor, Marty Small, has announced that 39-story Trump Plaza has been scheduled for implosion on January 29, 2021, putting an end to various disputes about its future.
The former casino resort opened back in 1984, but it has been closed since 2014. Billionaire Carl Icahn took control of the $15bn property in 2016 and said he would demolish the building eventually. Officials have deemed the building a public safety hazard since March.
The demolition of the tower means there will be no more Trump-branded properties in Atlantic City.
The announcement of the Plaza’s demolition comes days after Trump lost in the 2020 United States Presidential Election to former Vice President Joe Biden, although Trump has disputed the result of the election and is yet to concede.
Now, Trump Plaza is set to be demolished just days after President-elect Biden’s presumptive Inauguration Day.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) said upon the announcement of the Trump Plaza’s fate: “There is something poetic that the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is scheduled for implosion about a week after President Biden takes office.”