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Secret Service turns Manhattan's Trump Tower into fortress


Police guarding Trump Tower

Police guarding Trump Tower

Police guarding Trump Tower

The Secret Service and New York City police are going to extremes to protect Donald Trump when he is at his Manhattan home.

Since Election Day the president-elect's neighbours near Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue have had to navigate swarms of police officers, concrete barricades and street closures in the heart of the city's shopping district.

Mr Trump lives in the penthouse of the glittering, 664-foot glass skyscraper, and his Trump Organisation has its headquarters there.

Some of the security measures are temporary, but officials said the stepped-up protection is not going away.

The final look of the restrictions will depend largely on how Mr Trump divides his time between Washington and New York and on the results of a vulnerability assessment of Trump Tower.