No-Fly Zone Declared Around Trump Tower


The threats to our new president are real. So real, in fact, that the Federal Aviation Administration has declared a “no-fly” zone around Trump Tower in New York City.

The headquarters of the President-Elect’s transition team and offices have had a two-nautical mile “no-fly” zone declared around it, and the building has been officially declared a “protected area.”

The “no-fly” zone was officially declared Wednesday morning at 3 a.m. Eastern Time just as Trump was declared the winner, TMZ is reporting.

Certainly the tragedy of planes flying into large buildings, like on Sept. 11, 2001, weighed heavily on authorities as they declared their no-fly zone.

Similarly, a no-fly zone has been declared around the home of Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence in Indiana. Both no-fly zones are in effect until January 21, 2017 – the day after inauguration day.

All employees who live and work inside the extravagant building will now be vetted and screened by Secret Service. Elevator routes will also be altered to stop people from accessing Trump’s personal floors.

Meanwhile, at street level, police officers have installed concrete barriers around the massive tower. A row of city sanitation trucks filled with sand have been acting as temporary barricades since the permanent barriers could not be put in. One lane of traffic that passes in front of the tower will remain closed to provide further protection from car bomb attacks.

“Obviously, Trump Tower is not like a house in the suburbs or the country. It’s a tourist location, with businesses and apartments inside, people coming in and out at all hours,” a source told the New York Daily News.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., would provide far fewer security challenges, sources said.

“But Trump is going to want to come to New York City,” the second source said. “This is his home base.”

Neither the Secret Service, the lead agency for presidential protection, nor the NYPD, comment on security matters.

Interestingly, Trump owns his own Boeing 757 – something most president-elects don’t have. The FAA and Secret Service seem to be working together to manage restrictions for flight, takeoff and landing – but of course, those restrictions are secret.

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H/T: The Daily Caller