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Trump Tower on Fire

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New York City firefigthers on Saturday are battling a fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower, the fire department tweeted. As of 6:15 p.m., the fire was a three-alarm fire, the FDNY tweeted.

The FDNY tweeted that a civilian is being treated for a serious injury. FDNY remained at the scene as of 7 p.m.

President Trump tweeted at 6:43 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tower-fire-50th-floor-fdny-today-2018-04-07/

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1 hour ago, zenwalk said:

 

New York City firefigthers on Saturday are battling a fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower, the fire department tweeted. As of 6:15 p.m., the fire was a three-alarm fire, the FDNY tweeted.

The FDNY tweeted that a civilian is being treated for a serious injury. FDNY remained at the scene as of 7 p.m.

President Trump tweeted at 6:43 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tower-fire-50th-floor-fdny-today-2018-04-07/

The person died.

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No sprinklers on the residence floors.

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1 minute ago, Cameron said:

No sprinklers on the residence floors.

Is that even legal? :confused:

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13 minutes ago, Cameron said:

No sprinklers on the residence floors.

Oh boy.

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11 minutes ago, Calamari said:

Is that even legal? :confused:

Apparently, grandfathered.

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12 hours ago, Cameron said:

Apparently, grandfathered.

Looks that way, interesting.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/trump-fought-fire-legislation-refused-install-sprinklers-residential-floors-trump-tower/

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The New York Times reported in 1999 that Trump opposed the legislation, claiming that he could not afford to put sprinklers in his buildings

According to The New York Post, Trump called at least six city council members to lobby against the sprinkler rules, and he even retired the campaign debt of one councilman at a cost of $5,000.

In the end, the legislation passed and was signed by Giuliani. But Trump Tower was not required to have sprinklers because it was built 15 years prior to the rules, and Trump never did install sprinklers on the residential floors of the building.

 

Cost of doing business, apparently. :rolleyes:

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Unfortunately a lot of buildings are like that in NY.

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Not just NY, everywhere.  We had an Italian restaurant next door and the landlord raised the rent to $18k/mo.  (That is a lot of $8 plates of spaghetti!)  The proprietor bailed and oops!  The landlord was on the hook for all the latest regs that had been previously grandfathered.  They had to gut the entire building.  And now they can't rent it.  Empty for a year.  But what the hell?  The entire strip has been 70% empty for as long as I can remember.  Landlords can be pennywise and pound stupid at times.  

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New York City enacted regulations in 1999 requiring all new (and newly renovated) skyscrapers to have fire sprinkler systems. However, a grandfather clause was instituted that allowed existing buildings to avoid having to be retrofitted for sprinklers. Trump Tower was built in the early eighties and never has faced major renovation, so its lack of sprinklers is technically legal. If you’re wondering how that grandfather clause came to be added to the 1999 regulations, it turns out it’s partially due to a real estate developer named Donald J. Trump.

 

According to a New York Post report from 1999, Donald Trump lobbied against the fire sprinkler legislation, and even went so far as to donate money to politicians in the hope of stopping it from passing. These kinds of targeted donations are, of course, a legal form of bribery. Months later, when the legislation passed but included a grandfather clause that allowed Trump Tower off the hook, Donald Trump then changed his tune and began speaking in favor of fire sprinklers, because he didn’t have to pay to have Trump Tower retrofitted.

 

So there you have it: a direct line from Donald Trump’s corrupt desperation two decades ago to keep fire sprinklers out of Trump Tower in order to save a buck, to yesterday’s death in the Trump Tower fire. As President of the United States, Trump is tasked with keeping Americans safe. He’s already demonstrated that he has no desire to keep the residents of his own property safe.

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On 4/7/2018 at 9:55 PM, Cameron said:

No sprinklers on the residence floors.

Trump lobbied for that. It is legal. What is not legal is no fire alarm! And no order to evacuate

Edited by jtowne-swim

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Happened just a few days before Cohen's offices got raided by the FBI.

;)

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3 hours ago, Calamari said:

Happened just a few days before Cohen's offices got raided by the FBI.

;)

If you are thinking conspiracy, then Cohen's office would have burned.

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Any condolences from Donald for the man killed in the fire or was Donald's only concern for how fast the first responders contained the fire and how great Trump Towers are built? Always advertising his businesses. 

Not a word about the man who died. 

😐

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6 hours ago, stevez51 said:

If you are thinking conspiracy, then Cohen's office would have burned.

That would be to obvious. Just cart the incriminating papers to a different room.

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