Former Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City to be imploded on Feb. 17
A former Atlantic City casino built by former President Donald Trump will be imploded on Feb. 17.
Atlantic City officials announced a new auction connected to the implosion to raise money for a youth charity. The city originally planned to auction off the right to press the button that would have imploded the former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on Jan. 29. But billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns the building, objected to that plan on safety grounds, saying people could be injured by flying debris.
Icahn is replacing the $175,000 the auction would have raised for the Boys & Girls Club with his own money.
The new auction created by city officials involves VIP viewing of the implosion.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.