Condo owners vow to strip Trump name from building

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2018

But the condos at 200 Riverside-as well as 220 and 240 Riverside-continue to be managed (though not owned) by the Trump Organization, complicating efforts for those residents to join their neighbors in purging the president's name.

Several other buildings on Riverside Boulevard have also removed Trump's name since he took office.

Another Trump-branded building will pry President Donald Trump's name off its facade following a vote by condo residents, who cited antipathy, security risks and reduced property values.

The group of residents at 200 Riverside Boulevard is getting a sign reading "TRUMP PLACE" removed from the building, the New York Times reported. The board estimates it will cost $23,000 to remove the 20 letters from the building and wash the facade.

The Trump Organization had maintained that a licensing agreement signed in 2000 - which saw the building agree to pay $1 for the use of the Trump name - meant the name could never come down, according to the Post.

"I am adamant that the sign should remain on the building", one person wrote on an internal building message board. The judge concluded that the decision should be made by the building's condo owners, adding, "the court does not find any of defendant's arguments convincing". Trump lawyers said the board lacked standing because not all directors voted and commercial tenants were not consulted.

The others, Fahrenthold added, are three other "Trump Place" buildings in NY alongside Trump hotels in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan and those in Toronto and Panama.

In an email to unit owners, obtained by the Washington Post, the condo board said: 'We are pleased to have resolved this matter democratically. "We encourage everyone to move forward and respect the will of the community".

Almost 70 percent of the condo owners voted this fall to remove Trump's name, despite the estimated $23,000 cost to pry off the letters and clean the facade, the Times reported.

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