Trump’s tarnished treasure

Trump Tower is just about as unpopular as its eponymous owner these days, with a vacancy rate that is twice the average for Manhattan, reports Shahien Nasirpour

19th May, 2019
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Protesters outside Trump Tower in Manhattan in New York: the luxury property’s occupancy rate has plunged over the last seven years to 83 per cent from 99 per cent

Trump Tower, once the crown jewel in Donald Trump’s property empire, now ranks as one of the least desirable luxury properties in Manhattan.

The 36-year-old building has been turned into a fortress since Trump won the presidency, ringed with concrete barriers, and with the two main entrances partially blocked off. It hasn’t been substantially updated in years, and Trump’s name has been a huge turnoff in liberal New York City....

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