"Eduard Nektalov paid $1.6 million cash for a unit at Trump World Tower in 2003, according to the New York City Department of Finance... On May 21, 2004 the diamond merchant was killed on a Midtown sidewalk at dusk as he was planning to prepare for his trial in a federal money-laundering case that had already brought eight convictions."
"In 1973, a brash young would-be developer from Queens met one of New York’s premier power brokers: Roy Cohn, whose name is still synonymous with the rise of McCarthyism and its dark political arts. With the ruthless attorney as a guide, Trump propelled himself into the city’s power circles and learned many of the tactics that would inexplicably lead him to the White House years later."
"Barbara Flanagan and photographer Stanley Garth reveal how our pseudo-public spaces, such as The Trump Tower Atrium, are uptight fiefdoms guarded by private armies, Mussolini-style. (Now, if we could only hang Trump from a meat hook...)"
"Will a Trump Tower share the skyline with the Kremlin's spires? 'We're looking at building a super-luxury residential tower, which I think Moscow desperately wants and needs,' Donald Trump was quoted as saying in the Moscow Times... 'We're so busy in Russia right now,' LeBow says, 'And everybody knows there are no deals being done these days in the U.S. There's nobody lending money, so why bother?'"
"The dove was art director Nancy Butkus’s idea; Butkus was aware of Trump’s interest in what he called 'The Subject' — i.e., the nuclear-arms race and the urgent need for a deal-maker such as himself to (literally) save the world from surefire annihilation."