A date has been reached for the demolition of part of the vacant Trump Plaza.

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The main tower of the hotel will be imploded on Jan. 29, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said in a press conference.

The former casino, which Donald Trump opened in 1984 in a prime spot at the center of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk where cars exited the Atlantic City Expressway, closed in 2014.

NJ.com reports that the Philadelphia construction company Haines & Kibblehouse will handle the demolition. The company previously demolished the Mayflower Hotel in the late 1980s.

Crews began tearing down the shuttered casino weeks ago, but parts of exterior have been blowing off of the building for years, adding to the urgency of bringing the failing structure down.

The other tower, which includes a Rainforest Café and a parking deck, will remain standing, with a final clean up expected by June 2021, according to Mayor Small.

What will happen to the space after the demolition remains to be seen. Billionaire Carl Ichan’s Icahn Enterprises took ownership of the casino in 2016.  The company hasn't announced what it plans to do with the property.
Source: NJ.com

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