For about six years, the ghost of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino has haunted the boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., its lingering vastness vacant of life.
But not for long: The skyline highlight-cum-eyesore is scheduled for demolition late next month, and the city is offering you the opportunity to bring it down with your own bare hands — sort of.
“We are selling the experience to push the button to implode Trump Plaza,” says Bodnar’s Auction, an independent auction house that the city has hired to collect bids for the building’s planned implosion on Jan. 29 — just nine days after President Trump’s term come to a close.
“This will be done remotely and can be done anywhere in the world as well as close to the Plaza as we can safely get you there!” the auctioneer exults.
City officials say that proceeds from the auction will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services for the city’s young children and teens.
“Some of Atlantic City’s iconic moments happened there, but on his way out, Donald Trump openly mocked Atlantic City, saying he made a lot of money and then got out,” Mayor Marty Small told The Associated Press. “I wanted to use the demolition of this place to raise money for charity.”