The bizarre history of Trump Tower and why Donald loathes to leave it
It arrived under a cascade of 10,000 balloons in a delirious blaze of 1980s optimism. Donald Trump’s pink-marble fantasy, home to the world’s most glamorous boutiques, wrapped in gleaming, dark-bronze glass, opened on Fifth Avenue when empty store windows and “Going Out of Business” signs abounded.
For a few golden years after its opening on Feb. 14, 1983, Trump Tower audaciously screamed that New York, beset by soaring crime and crumbling streets, might once again live up to its self-proclaimed “world’s greatest city” image. – READ MORE