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Donald Trump’s Casino Demolished

Former U.S President Donald Trump’s decades old Casino in Atlanta City was demolished on Wednesday.

The demolition was carried out using 3,000 dynamite under supervision by contractors. Onlookers watched from a safe distance and some hotels offered special packages for prime views.

The casino, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been in operation since 1984, but shut down in 2014 due to reduced fanfare.

During it’s prime, it was a center of attraction and hosted many boxing and mixed martial arts matches like hosting six of the seven world boxing title fights in 1987.

Since its closure in 2014, the structure has fallen into a state of despair and been a cause of worry because of debri flying of the 34 story building during very strong winds.

Donald Trump sued The Trump Entertainment Resorts in 2014 to withdraw the association of his name with the plaza and it’s sister casino, Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino stating that the Resorts has allowed both casinos to fall into a state of devaluation which tainted the reputation held by his brand.

Today the site belongs to billionaire investor, Carl Icahn who has not announced future plans on the site.

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