[Marxism] Trump fought legislation requiring sprinklers in NYC buildings - NY Daily News

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 9 09:33:50 MDT 2018

Nearly two decades before the deadly fire on the 50th floor of Trump 
Tower, President Trump was among the most prominent New York developers 
lobbying against legislation that would have required sprinklers in all 
residential buildings.

Following two fatal fires in Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1998, then-Mayor 
Rudy Giuliani and other elected officials debated legislation mandating 
landlords to retrofit existing buildings with sprinklers, if they did 
not already have them. Trump lobbied then-Councilman Archie Spigner that 
sprinklers were too expensive — at $4 per square foot — to install 
throughout an entire building, the New York Times reported at the time.


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