Building a Movement Inside Trump Tower
#TakeTrumpTower is a series of direct actions inside of Trump Tower that utilize the skyscraper as a living lab for creative demonstration, teaching, and more.
Events are mostly held on a fifth floor garden inside of Trump Tower, which is required by city zoning law to be accessible to the public from 8:00am to 10:00pm seven days a week. #TakeTrumpTower transforms the fifth floor garden into a space of resistance, free speech, and learning.
Trump agreed to create the public garden in a 1979 agreement with New York City in exchange for a zoning variance to build an additional 20 stories on the tower. The agreement netted Mr. Trump an estimated $530 million in profit but Trump Tower has violated their legal requirements time and time again by closing these public spaces at intermittent times without justifiable cause.
We are ensuring the space remains open to the public and are hosting politically-charged events in a space that has now become incredibly symbolic. Join us.