The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City,

The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey has been detonated – seven years after it closed for business. 

The 34-story establishment, which opened in 1984 and became a popular tourist spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, was destroyed at 9am Wednesday, with demolition workers using 3,000 sticks of dynamite to bring the building down.  

‘This is the fitting end of Trump’s era,’ Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small stated, claiming that the former President ‘stiffed a lot of people and was selfish.’

Crowds who had gathered on the nearby beach to watch the detonation cheered as the building came down and a plume of smoke spread across the Boardwalk. 

The nearby Caesar’s Atlantic City hotel also offered a ‘Stay and View’ discount to those wanting to stay and watch the detonation. The special came with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a late check-out. 

The building took just 20 seconds to come down.  

The 34-story establishment, which opened in 1984 and became a popular tourist spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, was destroyed at 9am, with demolition workers using 3,000 sticks of dynamite to bring the building down

The 34-story establishment, which opened in 1984 and became a popular tourist spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, was destroyed at 9am, with demolition workers using 3,000 sticks of dynamite to bring the building down

The 34-story establishment, which opened in 1984 and became a popular tourist spot on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, was destroyed at 9am, with demolition workers using 3,000 sticks of dynamite to bring the building down

'This is the fitting end of Trump's era,' Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small stated, claiming that the former President 'stiffed a lot of people and was selfish.'

'This is the fitting end of Trump's era,' Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small stated, claiming that the former President 'stiffed a lot of people and was selfish.'

It took 20 seconds for the building to be brought down

It took 20 seconds for the building to be brought down

‘This is the fitting end of Trump’s era,’ Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small stated, claiming that the former President ‘stiffed a lot of people and was selfish’

The nearby Caesar's Atlantic City hotel also offered a 'Stay and View' special discount to those wanting to stay and watch the detonation. The special came with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a late check-out

The nearby Caesar's Atlantic City hotel also offered a 'Stay and View' special discount to those wanting to stay and watch the detonation. The special came with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a late check-out

The nearby Caesar’s Atlantic City hotel also offered a ‘Stay and View’ special discount to those wanting to stay and watch the detonation. The special came with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a late check-out

Photographers captured the spectacular demolition from a variety of angles with long lens cameras

Photographers captured the spectacular demolition from a variety of angles with long lens cameras

Photographers captured the spectacular demolition from a variety of angles with long lens cameras

It took just 20 seconds for the 34 story building - which has stood in place for nearly four decades - to be brought down

It took just 20 seconds for the 34 story building - which has stood in place for nearly four decades - to be brought down

It took just 20 seconds for the 34 story building – which has stood in place for nearly four decades – to be brought down 

The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey was detonated on Wednesday morning – seven years after it closed for business

Crowds who had gathered on the nearby beach to watch the detonation cheered as the building came down and a plume of smoke spread across the Boardwalk.

The rubble will now be removed and the land will be sold off to a real estate developer. Mayor Marty Small says he hopes to see a 'family entertainment venue' created there

The rubble will now be removed and the land will be sold off to a real estate developer. Mayor Marty Small says he hopes to see a 'family entertainment venue' created there

The rubble will now be removed and the land will be sold off to a real estate developer. Mayor Marty Small says he hopes to see a ‘family entertainment venue’ created there

Worker clean up debris on the boardwalk after the demolition tookl place on Wednesday morning

Worker clean up debris on the boardwalk after the demolition tookl place on Wednesday morning

Worker clean up debris on the boardwalk after the demolition tookl place on Wednesday morning 

A man carries a placard near a pile of debris from the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino after it was imploded on Wednesday

The Trump Plaza and Hotel is pictured in 2014 - the same year it closed to the public. For the past seven years, it has sat unused and fell into a state of disrepair

The Trump Plaza and Hotel is pictured in 2014 - the same year it closed to the public. For the past seven years, it has sat unused and fell into a state of disrepair

The Trump Plaza and Hotel is pictured in 2014 – the same year it closed to the public.

For the past seven years, it has sat unused and fell into a state of disrepair 

The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino once attracted A-list celebrities and became the place where the future president honed his instincts for gamewin88 bravado and style. 

However, Trump cut ties with the venue back in 2009, when it was purchased by billionaire Carl Ichan.  

‘The way we put Trump Plaza and the city of Atlantic City on the map for the whole world was really incredible,’  Bernie Dillon, the events manager for the casino from 1984 to 1991, told the Associated Press on Wednesday. 

‘Everyone from Hulk Hogan to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was the whole gamut of personalities.

One night before a Tyson fight I stopped dead in my tracks and looked about four rows in as the place was filling up, and there were two guys leaning in close and having a private conversation: Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.’

‘It was like that a lot: You had Madonna and Sean Penn walking in, Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson, Muhammad Ali would be there, Oprah sitting with Donald ringside,’ he recalled. 

‘It was a special time.

I’m sorry to see it go.’ 

Ron Gatewood, a food and beverage worker at Trump Plaza from 1986 until its closing in 2014, brought food and drinks to stars including Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross and Barry White in their hotel rooms.

The Plaza had 614 rooms, seven restaurants and a 60,000-square-foot casino. 

The land on which it stood will now be sold off to a real estate developer.

Small says he hopes to see a ‘family entertainment venue’ created there.

The 34-story building is seen partway through the detonation process just after 9am on Wednesday

The 34-story building is seen partway through the detonation process just after 9am on Wednesday

The 34-story building is seen partway through the detonation process just after 9am on Wednesday 

Reduced to dust: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino collapses during a controlled implosion

Reduced to dust: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino collapses during a controlled implosion

Reduced to dust: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino collapses during a controlled implosion

The land on which the casino stood will now be sold off to a real estate developer

The land on which the casino stood will now be sold off to a real estate developer

The land on which the casino stood will now be sold off to a real estate developer

Boom: The dust from the explosion is seen above as people gather on the beach to watch the blast

Boom: The dust from the explosion is seen above as people gather on the beach to watch the blast

Boom: The dust from the explosion is seen above as people gather on the beach to watch the blast

Neither Trump or any members of his family have yet made any comment about Wednesday's demolition

Neither Trump or any members of his family have yet made any comment about Wednesday's demolition

Neither Trump or any members of his family have yet made any comment about Wednesday’s demolition 

Statues atop the neighboring Caesar's Hotel look out about the demolition site and out across to the Atlantic ocean

Statues atop the neighboring Caesar's Hotel look out about the demolition site and out across to the Atlantic ocean

Statues atop the neighboring Caesar’s Hotel look out about the demolition site and out across to the Atlantic ocean 

Former doorman Charles 'Chick' Bloom who worked at Trump Plaza for 25 years went to watch Wednesday's explosion

Former doorman Charles 'Chick' Bloom who worked at Trump Plaza for 25 years went to watch Wednesday's explosion

He wore his old hat

He wore his old hat

Former doorman Charles ‘Chick’ Bloom who worked at Trump Plaza for 25 years went to watch Wednesday’s explosion

A Trump impersonator is pictured outside the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino prior to its detonation on Wednesday

A Trump impersonator is pictured outside the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino prior to its detonation on Wednesday

A Trump impersonator is pictured outside the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino prior to its detonation on Wednesday

In 1990, Japanese high roller Akio Kashiwagi lost $10 million in a notorious baccarat session at the casino.

The event was later fictionalized in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 movie, Casino.

The casino even had a cameo in the film ‘Ocean’s Eleven.’ When George Clooney and Brad Pitt recruited actor Bernie Mac’s character to help with a Las Vegas casino heist, they plucked him from Trump Plaza, where he was a dealer. 

However, things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources – and cash – into the shiny new hotel and casino.

The land will now be sold off to a real estate developer; Mayor Marty Small (pictured Wednesday) says he hopes to see a 'family entertainment venue' created there

The land will now be sold off to a real estate developer; Mayor Marty Small (pictured Wednesday) says he hopes to see a 'family entertainment venue' created there

The land will now be sold off to a real estate developer; Mayor Marty Small (pictured Wednesday) says he hopes to see a ‘family entertainment venue’ created there

Trump and first wife Ivana are pictured with boxing promoter Don King at the Tyson vs Spinks weigh in at the Plaza in 1988

Trump and first wife Ivana are pictured with boxing promoter Don King at the Tyson vs Spinks weigh in at the Plaza in 1988

Trump and first wife Ivana are pictured with boxing promoter Don King at the Tyson vs Spinks weigh in at the Plaza in 1988 

A woman is pictured playing the slot machines at Trump Plaza casino in 2014. President Trump parted ways with the establishment five years earlier

A woman is pictured playing the slot machines at Trump Plaza casino in 2014. President Trump parted ways with the establishment five years earlier

A woman is pictured playing the slot machines at Trump Plaza casino in 2014.

President Trump parted ways with the establishment five years earlier 

The Plaza is seen in 2014, around the time it closed to the public. Current owner Carl Icahn is demolishing the complex to prevent falling debris

The Plaza is seen in 2014, around the time it closed to the public. Current owner Carl Icahn is demolishing the complex to prevent falling debris

The Plaza is seen in 2014, around the time it closed to the public.

Current owner Carl Icahn is demolishing the complex to prevent falling debris

The Plaza is located on the boardwalk at Atlantic City. The land on which the Plaza stood will now go up for sale

The Plaza is located on the boardwalk at Atlantic City. The land on which the Plaza stood will now go up for sale

The Plaza is located on the boardwalk at Atlantic City.

The land on which the Plaza stood will now go up for sale

The Plaza was the site of many high-profile boxing matches, which Trump would regularly attend. He is pictured there in 1986 with boxing promoter Don King, to the immediate right of Trump, Mike Tyson (far right) and another unidentified boxer

The Plaza was the site of many high-profile boxing matches, which Trump would regularly attend. He is pictured there in 1986 with boxing promoter Don King, to the immediate right of Trump, Mike Tyson (far right) and another unidentified boxer

The Plaza was the site of many high-profile boxing matches, which Trump would regularly attend.

He is pictured there in 1986 with boxing promoter Don King, to the immediate right of Trump, Mike Tyson (far right) and another unidentified boxer

Trump and his father, Fred, standing, and his young son, Don Jr, seated, are pictured at the Plaza in the 1980s

Trump and his father, Fred, standing, and his young son, Don Jr, seated, are pictured at the Plaza in the 1980s

Trump and his father, Fred, standing, and his young son, Don Jr, seated, are pictured at the Plaza in the 1980s 

In 1990, Japanese high roller Akio Kashiwagi lost $10 million in a notorious baccarat session at the casino. The event was later fictionalized in Martin Scorsese's 1995 movie, Casino (pictured)

In 1990, Japanese high roller Akio Kashiwagi lost $10 million in a notorious baccarat session at the casino. The event was later fictionalized in Martin Scorsese's 1995 movie, Casino (pictured)

In 1990, Japanese high roller Akio Kashiwagi lost $10 million in a notorious baccarat session at the casino.

The event was later fictionalized in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 movie, Casino (pictured)

The interior of the 60,000-square-foot casino is pictured before it was shut down

The interior of the 60,000-square-foot casino is pictured before it was shut down

The interior of the 60,000-square-foot casino is pictured before it was shut down 

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