ATLANTIC CITY — After more than three decades as a staple of the Boardwalk, Trump Plaza could soon be razed.
The facility, which closed in September 2014 as the casino market in the city shrank, is set to be imploded in the spring, Mayor Don Guardian said.
The demolition would open several acres of premium oceanfront property that could attract millions of dollars in investment, experts said. Since its closing, the deteriorating property, formerly owned by President Donald J. Trump, has become a symbol of the fall of the city and its gaming empire.
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Donald Trump watches the topping-off ceremony for the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, March 20, 1987. At left is then mayor James Usry and at right Stephen Hyde, President of the Plaza.
DONALD TRUMP (LEFT), AND GOV. TOM KEAN (RIGHT) AT THE HARRAH'S TRUMP PLAZA OPENING MAY 27, 1984
The new Fifth Avenue Slots at Trump Plaza.
Former Press of Atlantic City reporter Rick Murray, center, reacts to seeing JAck Nicholson and Kirk Douglas up close as they shake hands during a pre-fight party for the Mike Tyson VS Larry Holmes boxing match at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, January 1988
Trump Plaza Hotel Casino outdoor rooftop activities, Lois Greco and Donna Chaloupka of Bethpage Long Island play shuffleboard.
Trump Plaza Hotel Casino outdoor rooftop activities: sunbathing.
Smokey Robinson at Trump Plaza Theater, Trump Plaza, Atlantic City.
Taylor Dayne at Trump Plaza Theater, Atlantic City.
hall&oates Fri. 9/4/98 Darryl Hall and John Oates perform at Trump Plaza. Darryl Hall
Vera Coking gives the victory sign outside her home on Columbia Ave., in Atlantic City, adjacent to the Trump Plaza, after winning her legal battle with Donald Trump Monday 7/20/98, allowing her to save her home.
Vanessa Williams perform Friday night Nov 13, 1998 at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City