But the president took to Twitter last night to discuss the fire, saying that it was well-contained, and that the building is "well built". Instead, Trump talked about the success of the building's construction. Six firefighters were also injured in the fire, ABC reported.
Brassner was an art dealer who had roots in Harrison and attended school in New Rochelle before enrolling in Pace University. Two people were injured in the fire, which officials said may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower.
The fire broke out shortly before 6pm local time, filling floors of the 58-storey building with a "considerable" amount of smoke, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) said.
Trump, in a tweet, thanked firefighters and said the blaze was "very confined" citing a "well built building". Subsequent updates to the building code required sprinklers to be retroactively installed in commercial skyscrapers, but only if the building underwent major renovations.
Firefighters on the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in New York City, April 7, 2018.
"It was a very hard fire, as you can imagine", Nigro told reporters outside the building in midtown Manhattan. "But the problem with the bill is that it doesn't address the buildings that need sprinklers the most". "When I saw the television, I thought we were finished", said 76-year-old Lalitha Masson told the Times, adding that she called her oldest soon to say goodbye. Firemen (and women) did a great job.
The cause of the blaze has not yet been released.
Trump's business is based at Trump Tower and his residence is there, but he has spent little time in the city since taking office. He did spend $3 million to install sprinklers at Trump World Tower, though he was not legally required to because he had filed the building permit before the law was passed.
Nigro noted that no member of the Trump family was in the 664-foot tower Saturday.
Streets surrounding the building in Midtown Manhattan were closed off during the fire.