The same can not be said of Todd Brassner, an obscure arts collector whom local firefighters found unconscious in his apartment on the tower's 50th floor. Fox News pointed out though that sprinklers weren't required in York New York skyscrapers when construction on it began in 1979.
Six firefighters suffered injuries while battling the blaze, which 190 firefighters responded to.
President Donald Trump and his family resided full-time in a triplex in the 68-story tower before they moved to Washington, D.C. and the President stays at the property when in NY - no members of the Trump family were in the building on Saturday. Very confined (well built building). "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m. Six firefighters were injured, none seriously, before the blaze was put out.
The publication reports that at the time, Trump had called city officials to argue that sprinklers were too expensive - at $4 per square foot - to install throughout an entire building.More news: Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast
Newyork Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro stated the cause of Saturday's refuge isn't yet known however, that the flat has been "virtually entirely on flame" if firefighters arrived after 5:30 p.m.
Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan in 2009. Nigro said no Trump family members were inside at the time.
The fire is reported to be on the 50th floor of the high-rise, which contains both apartments and office space. The cause of the fire has not yet been discovered.
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.More news: Feds seize Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action
Nigro said that despite a "considerable amount of smoke" spreading throughout the building, the structure had "stood up quite well".
Neither Mr. Trump or any of his family were in the building at the time of the fire.
The Department of Buildings has issued a partial order to vacate residences 50C and 51C, they note, and residents are able to occupy the 55 floor and above or 45 floor and below.More news: VSS Unity takes supersonic flight towards space tourism
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