To maintain fire code requirements in the face of these changes, several fire escapes would have to be added to the western façade. But the new Trump building to the west would not allow for these additions; the fire escapes would need to be removed. Additionally, the windows of many of these smaller apartments would be blocked, making many of the apartments illegal. Trump derided the complaints of the residents, suggesting they were without merit, and ultimately he prevailed, building his 240 Riverside Building (aka The Heritage) only 24 inches away.