Trump Plaza in Atlantic City demolished

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City demolished

A hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that was once owned by former U.S. President Donald Trump was demolished Wednesday morning.

The former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has been closed since 2014. The building, once a staple on the boardwalk, had deteriorated so much in recent years that chunks of it had started to peel off.

By 9:08 a.m., it had been destroyed, leaving behind a large pile of rubble and smoke.

Trump cut ties with the casino in 2009 after a series of bankruptcy filings, but his name continued to adorn the building for a time, according to The New York Times. Billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn acquired it out of bankruptcy in 2016, the newspaper reported.

The demolition comes less than a month since Joe Biden was sworn in as president, CNBC reported.