Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino demolished in Atlantic City

The building formerly known as the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino was demolished Wednesday in Atlantic City, N.J., with spectators gathering to watch from several angles.

Closed in 2014, the skyscraper was acquired out of bankruptcy court by billionaire Carl IcahnCarl Celian IcahnTrump Plaza Hotel and Casino demolished in Atlantic City Atlantic City auctions off chance to blow up Trump Plaza Vacant Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City to be demolished MORE in 2016.

In video posted on Twitter by various users, a series of small blasts are heard before the building collapsed Wednesday morning in a pile of rubble.


From at least one angle, a crowd of spectators could be heard talking with each other before cheering after the destruction occurred.


The hotel and casino was first opened in 1984 and became a haven for celebrities including Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger and Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyFox News hires high-profile defense team in Dominion defamation lawsuit Harry releases eulogy for Prince Philip Fox News Media names new general counsel, executive VP of corporate development MORE, the casino's former events manager told NBC News.

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"You had Madonna and Sean Penn walking in, Barbra StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandSpielberg donates money from Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize to nonprofits Chloé Zhao becomes second woman to win Golden Globe as best director The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump teases on 2024 run MORE and Don Johnson, Muhammad Ali would be there, Oprah sitting with Donald ringside,” Bernie Dillon, the former events manager for the casino, told the news station. “It was a special time. I'm sorry to see it go.”