The apostle Paul seemed to have a theology very much like modern hyper-preterism in mind when he penned that verse.
I have since come to reject the view, and In future works I will address why I believe the view to a false (and woefully inadequate) view of eschatology.
This passage alone ought to silence the error which has reappeared in modern times that the destruction of Jerusalem was the Second Coming of Christ. Jesus here teaches plainly that after the doom of that city a period will intervene to be known as the “times of the Gentiles.”
Considering that this subject was introduced, and rousingly discussed in the discourse just heard, so as deeply to impress the disciples’ feelings in regard to it, it must appear that both he and his disciples had rather in view the events of his final coming, than the momentary events of thousands of years before