Trump lobbied then-Councilman Archie Spigner that sprinklers were too expensive — at per square foot — to install throughout an entire building, the New York Times reported at the time.
Ultimately, Giuliani signed legislation in 1999 that grandfathered in existing buildings like Trump Towers, meaning they were not required to be retrofitted.
Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer break down the story.
This comes after the Federal Communications Commission voted in December to end the rule.
Potentially more significant, it spells out that schools need not extend the school day to make up for the lost class time.
That is significant as state law requires students in grades 1 through 3 to have at least 712 hours of instruction a year to be counted when the Department of Education divides up financial aid.
“But the problem with the bill is that it doesn’t address the buildings that need sprinklers the most.
If you look at the fire deaths in New York, almost all of them are in one- or two-family houses.” Councilman Robert Cornegy in Brooklyn said he would push for new legislation during a press conference Monday to toughen Giuliani’s policy and require Trump’s buildings and similar high-rises to install sprinklers.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said even though the building's residential units lacked sprinklers, the Trump Tower "stood up quite well." A small electrical fire also broke out on the roof of Trump Tower in January.
Trump Tower resident Megan Thomas left her 47th floor apartment with her 2-year-old son after seeing firefighters enter the building on Saturday.
But she didn’t have a problem with the lack of sprinklers.
Kingman Academy of Learning already offers two recess periods for grade levels K-5.
Kingman Unified School District offers recess and a lunch period/recess.
“If (Trump) didn't want them, then it's his building,” she said.