Trump Tower to get radiation and bomb detectors as part of security package
26 November 2016
Security at Trump Tower will soon be beefed up with the installation of radiation and bomb detectors as part of a major security package for the president-elect's home, the Daily News reported citing a law enforcement source.
An operations centre would also be established by the Secret Service, in the building, according to the source.
''This is the most unique security challenge we've ever seen in the country,'' the source said.
The plan would also evolve over time to incorporate new information and other potential risks, according to the source.
The police had been ordered to stop visitors to the block outside the building and ask them to state a reason for being there.
''You'll have to demonstrate a reason to be on the street,'' the source said. People who were passing through would be asked to cross to the other side of the street, though, there would be no bag search outside the building, sources said.
Meanwhile, The New York Post reported on Thursday, that the Secret Service was discussing with the Trump Organization about renting two vacant floors of the 68-story Trump Tower. In order to protect the president-elect and his family, they would need to work with the NYPD to operate a command post containing over 250 agents and police officers. Those two floors could cost over $3 million each year.
According to another report on Tuesday in the same paper, the vacant 17th floor of Trump Tower was priced at $105 per square foot, which would value it at $1.5 million a year.
It had six large south-facing outdoor terraces, private elevators, and polished concrete floors.
Also, the 15th floor which was the headquarters for the Trump campaign - could be available, with the Federal Election Commission estimating that the campaign paid $169,000 a month on utilities alone.