darkoz
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December 10th, 2014 at 10:40:55 PM permalink
I will probably take a pic next time I pass by but Donald Trump successfully lobbied to have his name removed from the façade of the building.

He supposedly didn't want to be associated with a defunct building in the minds of passersby and the general public.

Here is where it gets laughable. Now that they have removed his name, the letters of which have been physically plastered to the walls for years, what remains is the indelible impression of his name in mouldy black.

In other words, now passersby will immediately associate his name not only with the building (still visible as mould shaped in his name) but with a defunct building because it now looks more than ever as if its abandoned.
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pacomartin
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December 10th, 2014 at 11:29:03 PM permalink

onenickelmiracle
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December 11th, 2014 at 3:27:35 AM permalink
Well he did pretend for the media he might come back and knowing where to place the sign might help.
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FleaStiff
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December 11th, 2014 at 4:44:27 AM permalink
Casinos can be real good bargains now and we have lots of managerial expertise on this forum however I think we would be a bit short on cash even we all pooled our piggy banks. And besides who wants those Jersey regulators and tax rates?
Greasyjohn
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December 11th, 2014 at 4:54:29 AM permalink
I'll bet that the signage will get cleaned up so you can't see the ghost name.
Gandler
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December 11th, 2014 at 5:08:08 AM permalink
Trump is quite the character. He wants his name plastered everywhere, even places he does not have direct involvement, except when they are failures then he will sue to get it removed...
onenickelmiracle
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December 11th, 2014 at 5:13:19 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I'll bet that the signage will get cleaned up so you can't see the ghost name.

Doubt it happening soon or ever unless T-rump sends his housekeepers to do it. They give two &#¡+$ at this stage under the circumstances. Have to say this rings a bell when what would become Atlantic Club ditched the Hilton, but can't recall the details of a similar Hilton complaint if there was one.
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darkoz
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December 11th, 2014 at 6:38:46 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Doubt it happening soon or ever unless T-rump sends his housekeepers to do it. They give two &#¡+$ at this stage under the circumstances. Have to say this rings a bell when what would become Atlantic Club ditched the Hilton, but can't recall the details of a similar Hilton complaint if there was one.



You're correct. The Hilton name was removed from the top of the building leaving a similar grunge mark that clearly shows the letters were there and that has never been cleaned off. It is still there to this day so the closed Atlantic Club still has the word Hilton at the top after its removal.
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darkoz
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December 11th, 2014 at 6:39:55 AM permalink
Thanks PacoMartin for the photos. Saves me the trouble of learning how to insert them here.
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December 11th, 2014 at 7:33:29 AM permalink
See, they need to learn to do this the modern Vegas way. When your frayed carpet joint gets a little short on scratch and you figure you need to hit the "do-over" button on the whole idea, you don't go out there and tear down the whole sign, just pawn some of the letters. Especially those expensive vowels. Send Vinny up there with a hammer and paintbrush and in an afternoon Las Vegas Hilton becomes LVH, Treasure Island strips down to TI, Fitzgerald's is left holding just the D, etc... Like the cool kids "ultralounges" that only have one syllable, tell 'em how the real class joints only need a couple of letters. Plus, it saves on the light bill.

So maybe make it the "P P." Or "T & A."
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