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 WinfreySome TV stations stop airing Dr. Oz Show amid host's Senate bid Team behind 'Dr. Oz' show 'evaluating options' after host launches Senate bid Spokesman: Claims that Prince Charles asked about skin tone of Harry and Meghan's children is 'fiction' MORE, the casino's former events manager told NBC News.

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE ceased direct ownership of the property in 2009 as part of bankruptcy filings, though his name remained on the building for some time after.

"You had Madonna and Sean Penn walking in, Barbra StreisandBarbara (Barbra) Joan StreisandLady Gaga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among stars calling on entertainment CEOs to back action on climate change Barbra Streisand: Republicans 'want an authoritarian state' Spielberg donates money from Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize to nonprofits 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.”