Some fire-safety advocates pushed for a requirement that older apartment buildings be retrofitted with sprinklers when New York City passed a law requiring them in new residential towers in 1999 but officials in the administration of then-mayor Rudy Giuliani said that would be too expensive.
Brassner was a friend of the late artist Andy Warhol and is mentioned several times in the legendary New Yorker's 1989 autobiography, The Andy Warhol Diaries.
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The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said it had received a report that a civilian had been seriously injured in the incident.
"This was a very hard fire". It was ruled under control around 9 p.m.
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Trump praised the building's construction as a "well built building" and lauded firefighters who managed to put out the blaze on Saturday. Very confined (well built building).
Mr. Trump tweeted soon after the fire broke out that his structure is "durable". "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.
Six firefighters suffered injuries that are not life threatening, Conroy said. He thanked the responders as he insinuated in his tweet that the fire did not spread through the Trump Tower since it was "well-built". The cause of the fire was not immediately apparent.
At the time the legislation was being talked about, Mr. Trump had actually simply begun building on a 72-story tower near the United Nations, and he consequently stated he would set up sprinklers there at an expense of $3 million. Residents in their units on other floors at the time of the fire, however, hold a different view; multiple residents said there was no official evacuation notice.
Some residents said they didn't get any notification from building management to leave the building.