Trump Plaza implosion signals end of an era in Atlantic City

The implosion of the gutted tower, for many, symbolized the end of Trump’s time in this gambling resort town that saw it grow to four casino hotels and eventually fall to numerous financial setbacks, four bankruptcies and property sales.

An implosion is planned for Feb. 17 to bring down a 34-story hotel tower as part of the demolition of the Trump Plaza complex in Atlantic City.

Small has said Trump contributed to the early days of the city’s casino industry, creating jobs while making a lot of money.

“But he was selfish, took advantage of some people, hurt some people… and stiffed some,” he added.