ATLANTIC CITY – Construction crews continued to chip away at the remnants of a l00-foot-tall wall Wednesday at the collapsed parking garage at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Using drills, a remote-controlled saw and a 110-ton crane draped with an American flag, workers attempted to cut the wall to 70 feet.
“The plan is to work around the clock until we get the shear wall to a safe height,” Police Capt. John Mooney said. “Once that’s done, Tropicana people will meet with city construction and fire officials to try to get the garage and tower open.”
The Tropicana parking garage remains closed, but most people have been able to retrieve their cars from the lot. Mooney said he spent much of Wednesday in meetings to organize new traffic patterns around the site.
“Pacific Avenue will be closed for at least a month,” Mooney said. Tropicana has acquired some private lots for its buses, which will continue to operate, Mooney said.
Police advised people to use public transportation for the rest of the week because of anticipated heavy traffic from the annual state teachers convention at the Atlantic City Convention Center.