200 firefighters were called to the skyscraper in NY last night.
The other 1998 blaze left three firefighters dead in NYCHA-run housing for seniors in the Canarse, Brooklyn.. At the time the building was constructed, the city didn't require every unit have sprinklers, so this unit didn't have one.
"The entire apartment was on fire", said FDNY Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro at a news conference on the scene.
Firefighters work outside Trump Tower in New York City, April 7, 2018.
Trump's family has an apartment on the top floors, but he has spent little time in NY since taking office. The FDNY says the upper floors, which are all residences, do not have sprinklers. Commissioner Nigro said on Saturday that there is extra fire protection at Trump Tower when Mr. Trump is there.
Nigro described the apartment where the fire began as "quite large" and containing "quite a lot of furniture", which led to its spread. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died, said spokeswoman Angelica Conroy of the Fire Department. President Trump's focal point Manhattan high-rise building opened in 1984, however does not have sprinklers on its domestic floorings, a step needed in brand-new structures considering that 1999.
Trump estimated that the move would cost $4 per square foot at the time - about $6 per square foot today.
The cause of Brassner's death was not immediately known.
The Department of Buildings has issued a partial order to vacate residences 50C and 51C, they note, and residents are able to occupy the 55 floor and above or 45 floor and below. Nigro said no member of the Trump family was in the building Saturday.
Trump's then-under construction Trump World Tower near the United Nations was also grandfathered in because he had submitted building permits before the local law was signed.