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Trump Tower fire: A Man­hat­tan man was killed last week af­ter a fire tore through his apart­ment on the 50th floor of Trump Tower. Todd Brass­ner, a 67-year-old art col­lec­tor, died at a hospi­tal af­ter res­cuers found him un­con­scious. Pres­i­dent Trump has a pent­house on the 58th floor of the Fifth Av­enue high-rise, and the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion is head­quar­tered on the 26th floor. The tower’s up­per res­i­den­tial floors, in­clud­ing Brass­ner’s apart­ment, are not out­fit­ted with sprin­klers be­cause New York City law re­quires only res­i­den­tial build­ings built af­ter 1999 to be equipped. When the law was be­ing con­sid­ered, Trump and other real-es­tate de­vel­op­ers suc­cess­fully ar­gued that retrofitting older build­ings such as Trump Tower, which opened in 1983, was un­nec­es­sary and ex­pen­sive. “Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very con­fined (well built build­ing),” Trump tweeted. “Fire­men (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”

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