On April 2 1990, Trump Taj Mahal, the twelfth and largest casino in Atlantic City, opens for business. Dubbed the 'eighth wonder of the world,' it cost in excess of $1 billion to build. Trump glitz and glamour is clearly evident everywhere, from the themed decor to the grand opening laser and fireworks display. Guest stars include Michael Jackson and Merv Griffin, while New Jersey Governor Jim Florio receives a personal tour of the facility from Trump himself. In the following photos, take a look back at one of the most anticipated casinos ever to be built in Atlantic City.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump says that he is New Jersey.
Editor's note: This Associated Press story was originally published June 12, 1991.