Posts Tagged ‘Trump Tower’

Trump Opposed NYC Fire Sprinkler Regulations

April 10, 2018

Trump Opposed NYC Fire Sprinkler Regulations

A fire at New York’s Trump Tower killed a resident and injured six firemen last Saturday evening. The victim of the fatal 4-alarm blaze, art dealer Todd Brassner, had lived in his 50th-floor apartment since 1996. Donald Trump’s triplex residence is on floors 66 to 68 — it’s really not so lofty, since the numbering skips floors 6 through 13.

In a tweet, President Trump praised the responding firefighters and bragged about his “well-built building.” Maybe, but it’s a building without sprinklers on residential floorsMr. Trump fought  proposed regulations which would have mandated them in residential units built before 1999. We do not know if the Trump penthouse was retrofitted with sprinklers when it was later remodeled.

More:

“Trump once fought legislation requiring sprinklers in NYC buildings,” Nicole Hensley, NY Daily News

“Trump bragged that his tower withstood a fire — but has been silent about the man who died in it,” Amy B Wang, Washington Post

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President Trump May Govern From His Tower

November 15, 2016

President Trump May Govern From His Tower

President-elect Donald J. Trump wants to spend three-day work weeks in the White House and long weekends holed up in New York’s Trump Tower, according to the New York Times. Reporters can’t pursue this further because the President-elect is holed up in Trump Tower. President Trump may also take long weekends at his golf resorts in New Jersey and Florida.

3 days in DC and 4 days at home is the weekly schedule of the denizens of Congress. That pattern was established in 1994 so Republican congressmen could spend more time raising big-time campaign funds instead of just passing laws and stuff. Who made that happen? Ethically challenged House Majority Leader Newt Gingrich, now a key Trump advisor.

More:

“NYT: Trump May Split Time Between White House And Trump Tower,” Caitlin MacNeal, TPM Livewire

“Will Donald Trump even live in the White House?” Jeva Lange, The Week

“Trump Tower: The home of a reality show, a campaign and now a transition,” Jenna Johnson, Washington Post

Related:

“With Trump Using Tower as Base, Fifth Avenue Grinds to a Halt,”Sarah Maslin Nir,  New York Times

“Trump Tower, Fifth Avenue, and the Militarization of Urban Public Space,” Justin Davidson, New York Magazine

“New York mayor to ask feds to help pay for Trump security,” Harper Neidig, The Hill

“How Donald Trump will retrofit Midtown Manhattan as a presidential getaway,” Marc Ambinder, Washington Post

“Secret Service wants to shut down traffic on Fifth Ave. around Trump Tower when the President-elect is in town: sources,” Rocco Parascandola, Dale W. Eisenger, and Leonard Greene, NY Daily News
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