A crowd of eager onlookers watched on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the building that once was a hotel and casino owned by former President Donald Trump was demolished.
The towering building was a staple on the city’s boardwalk for decades but had fallen into disrepair, along with much of the rest of the city, which previously was billed as an East Coast Las Vegas of sorts.
NJ.com’s reporting on the event was a tad celebratory in tone.
“Hundreds of people drove to Atlantic City on the blistery cold Wednesday morning for a spectacle the resort town hadn’t seen in 13 years,” the outlet reported. “In just a matter of seconds, 30 years of history along the Atlantic City boardwalk was reduced to a pile of