What If Trump Tower Was Attacked?


Built in 1983, Trump Tower is an iconic New
York Landmark on the fifth avenue. Of course beyond that, it is Trump Organization
HQ and the original family home of the pres and his wife, Melania. But what if it was at the center of a malicious
plot? Hello and welcome back to Life’s Biggest
Questions – I am your host Rebecca Felgate and today we are asking – What If Trump
Tower Was Attacked? Before we launch into this video – I just
want to ask you guys to leave me a comment letting me know what you think would happen
if the Trump tower was attacked? Also, make sure you have clicked on that notification
bell so you don’t miss an episode of Life’s Biggest questions. The Trump tower is located on Fifth Avenue
between 56th and 57th and is a multi-use skyscraper, the 64th tallest building in New York City. The building contains condominiums, including
the Trump family penthouse, which Donald, Melania, and Baron lived in until 2017. It is the headquarters of the Trump Organisation,
is a popular shopping spot, containing retailers such as coach, Nike, and Gucci and also houses
a number of restaurants, including the Trump Grill. Day by day, there are thousands of people
in the building, which has its atrium open until 5pm. Depending on what time of day the building
was attacked, would depend on how many people would be affected. In 2017, the New York City Police Commissioner
James O’Neill said: Trump Tower itself now presents a target to those who wish to commit
acts of terror against our country, further straining our limited counterterrorism resources.” He is right, although it comes at a cost,
The Trump Tower is one of the most secure buildings in New York, especially since Donald
Trump has become the president. Since his inauguration in 2017, the Trump
tower has been under government security protection. When trump is in residence, this protection
costs 308 thousand dollars a day, when he isn’t it costs 4.5 million a year to secure
the building. Any would-be attacker would have their work
cut out for them. When we think of an attack on a New York Sky
Scraper, we can’t help but think of 9/11, one of the worst terror attacks in history. When the planes flew into the towers, it culminated
in the deaths of over 3 thousand people. These days an attack like that simply could
not be replicated – for one New York City is a class B controlled airspace and there
is a no-fly zone over Trump Tower. Trump tower is like the press has boasted,
built well. It is a reasonably safe place to be. Even if an arsonist decided to try and light
a fire to attack the tower…they probably wouldn’t get too far. A fire broke out in one of the trump tower
condos earlier this year, killing one man and injuring 6 firefighters. That isn’t great, however, the fact that
the fire didn’t spread is miraculous. Apparently, the tower is pretty super fireproof,
meaning even if an attack fire was lit, it probably wouldn’t do much. Okay, so a person couldn’t fly a plane into
it, or start a fire in it? Could they sneak a bomb in? Well, recently there was a bomb threat at
the Chicago Trump tower, although that was not really in the end. The New York tower, like I say is secure,
although perhaps an explosive device could be snuck in, however it would not likely cause
any significant damage to the tower, although could harm civilians. As could an active shooter. If Trump tower was attacked, I imagine the
situation would be brought under control very quickly and the perpetrators captured. However for safe measure, the area around
the building would be closed off and the buildings surrounding evacuated, causing disruption
in the city. Any attack against trump would make newspaper
headlines and twitter would be alight with gossip. But really, this is probably all an attack
would be; headlines. There is almost zero chance of an attacker
being able to harm the 45th President of the united states, the person I presume they want
to hurt. One, he now lives at the Whitehouse, and two,
his security detail is so heavily on it. Honestly if the Whitehouse was attacked, it
would be a cry for attention and nothing more – and if people got hurt in that cry, well
that would be awful, but beyond localized tragedy, it wouldn’t have any real impact
on the city or trumps presidency, other than causing further tension in an already tense
time – when instead people should be focusing on constructive resolutions. So, what do you guys think? What would happen if Trump Tower was attacked? DO you think it could happen? Am I being way too optimistic?

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