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Watch: Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino were just destroyed

The former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, imploded into a cloud of smoke Wednesday. See the video footage here

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People watch the former Trump Plaza casino’s implosion in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

People watch the former Trump Plaza casino’s implosion in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Ted Shaffrey, Associated Press

A casino and a hotel in New Jersey with former President Donald Trump’s branding were blown up this morning.

The former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, imploded into a cloud of smoke Wednesday morning to the sounds of applause and the explosion of 3,000 sticks of dynamite, according to NBC News.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said the city will work with the brand Ichan Enterprises to build something new, per NJ.com.

  • “With the same energy effort and passion to get this building down, we will have the same energy effort and passion to stand shoulder to shoulder with them to build something.”

More about Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino

Trump Plaza — which opened in 1984 — was one of three casinos the former President Donald Trump has owned in Atlantic City, according to The New York Times.

  • In its prime, the casino and hotel brought in tens of millions in tax revenue and employed thousands of workers, the Times reported.
  • The casino eventually went bankrupt and the Donald Trump brand abandoned the casino in 2009, according to The New York Times.

You can see more views of the explosion below: