Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Fatal Trump tower fire: No sprinkler system in apartments

Fatal Trump tower fire: No sprinkler system in apartments

New York City in 1999 ended up being last huge city in the country to need sprinklers, inning accordance with the New york city Daily News.

The FDNY said that six firefighters suffered injuries.

Not long after news of the fire broke, President Trump, who was in Washington at the time tweeted, 'Fire at Trump Tower is out.

Mr. Trump tweeted shortly after the fire broke out that his building is "well-built".

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The other 1998 blaze left three firefighters dead in NYCHA-run housing for seniors in the Canarse, Brooklyn.

. Following updates into this construction code demanded commercial Sky Scrapers to put in the sprinklers retroactively, but owners of elderly residential high-rises are not required to install sprinklers except the construction undergoes major renovations. Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro stated that the apartment was "virtually entirely on fire".

Eric Trump said the fire had been in a cooling tower.

Two decades before he was president, Trump got political when he spent thousands of dollars lobbying City Council members not to pass the bill - because it would be too expensive for his apartment buildings. The upper floors, the residence floors, are not sprinklered'.

Fire sprinklers were not required in New York City highrises when Trump Tower was completed in 1983.

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Todd Brassner, 67, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital but died a short time later, the New York Police Department said. "The apartment was quite large and 50 stories up", he said.

Dramatic footage shows flames and thick black smoke pouring out of the iconic Manhattan building, owned by Donald Trump.

Donald Trump speaks at the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 at Trump Tower on April 5, 2011 in New York City. While there was a "considerable amount of smoke", they have not yet determined whether or not the smoke reached President Trump's unit.

The cause of the fire is unclear.

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Almost two decades ago, Trump, then one of the Big Apple's most prominent real estate moguls, lobbied against Mayor Rudy Giuliani-era legislation that considered whether sprinklers should be installed in all residential buildings after two fatal fires in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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