New York, New York: Trump Tower: Golden Escalator

You won't get near Trump's 58th floor apartment or 26th floor office, but you might see the lobby's famous Presidential candidacy announcement golden escalator.
Address:
725 5th Ave., New York, NY
Directions:
Midtown. On the east side of 5th Ave. between E. 56th and E. 57th Sts.
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Trump Tower: Golden Escalator

You're allowed inside Trump Tower, as the lobby is open to the public. There's shopping, a Trump-branded gift shop, a Trump-branded ice cream parlor, a restaurant. The escalators were still available for me to use when I stopped by in March 2016 and August 2017. At one point there was a Niketown store, which has moved, I believe.

What's also interesting is that our 26th President, Teddy Roosevelt, once had a home across the street at 6 West 57th Street, which has since been demolished. In that home both TR's mother and wife died on the same day in the same home on 2/14/1884.

[Matt Lopez, 10/25/2020]
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