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Trump Tower vs the White House: Security

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He’s just been elected as the 45th
President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. In recent news there has been speculation as to where President-elect Trump and his family will reside. With net worth of almost $4 billion, earned primarily in real estate, Donald Trump is considering commuting between his 58th floor penthouse in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  

While his New York City luxury residential apartment offers stunning views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, it should certainly be no match to the luxurious accommodations of the White House.  Its three stories feature floors, walls and columns covered in marble while crown molding. The 30,000-square-foot apartment is decorated with 24-karat gold and even diamonds. On the other hand, the White House includes: six stories and 55,000 square feet  of floor space, 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, twenty-eight fireplaces, a tennis court, a bowling alley (officially called the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley), a movie theater, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a putting green and home to numerous precious pieces of art .  

Living in the White House seems like you have all the amenities of a luxury NYC apartment with pool, like you get at River Place in Manhattan. Only you dont have to share it with perfect strangers. 

The White House in Washington D.C. has been traditionally the home of the President of the United States and the residence of Presidential families for over 200 years and the primary workplace for the President.

If Mr. Trump decides to stay in New York a couple of days a week or on the weekend there will be a discussion of appropriate security, and who gets to pay for the additional staff. Obviously, security at Trump Tower would need to enhanced to at leastbe on par with the security at the White House.  The FAA has already established a no-fly zone over midtown Manhattan until the day after the presidential inauguration on January 21st.  The flying ban prohibits planes, helicopters, and drones from flying below 3,000 ft and within a two-nautical-mile radius of Trump Tower on Fifth Ave.  

The White House has multiple layers of defense, making it an almost impenetrable fortress. With an outer iron fence reinforced by groups of armed guards at the gates and inside the perimeter.  Snipers are in position at various points on top the building and the windows are made of bullet-proof glass. Also, it is reported to have infrared alarms, lasers, and missiles as part of the building’s infrastructure.

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