Tall Stories 32: Trump Tower
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14 November 2016
As the world reacts to Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential elections, our New York bureau chief Ed Stocker takes a stroll along 5th Avenue to examine Trump Tower.
14 November 2016
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