Until Donald Trump is sworn in as the nation’s 45th president in January, his eponymous tower in Manhattan is his home — and security around it is tighter than ever.
The NYPD and the Secret Service have, naturally, taken additional safeguards to keep the future president safe on the ground, including implementing a no-fly zone near Trump Tower that could affect traffic at La Guardia Airport in Queens.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Thursday, Nov. 10, a temporary flight restriction within a 2-nautical-mile radius of Trump Tower, the 58-story business and residential tower at 725 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. The restrictions are set to expire at 4:59 a.m. on Jan. 21, the day after the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Military aircraft and emergency flights are exempt from the restriction. Drones are prohibited in the no-fly zone.
It remains to be seen whether the no-fly zone near Trump Tower will impact flights at La Guardia Airport, which is the worst-rated airport in the country with regard to timely arrivals and departures. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LGA, indicated in a Patch report that it is presently not experiencing any issues related to the flight restriction.