Trump's lavish skyscraper home faces new normal of police, protesters
Police presence is heavy after Midtown Manhattan site sees heated protests
Extensive precautions taken to protect president-elect Trump.
After a radical and divisive election campaign, police acted quickly to protect president-elect Donald Trump from those not happy with his win. On Nov. 9, 2016, just a day after Trump won the presidency, police officers install concrete barriers around his home, New York's Trump Tower.
Trump Tower has been the site of heated protests.
Before Trump became president-elect, many protesters took to the building to speak out against him. These women were protesting during a demonstration organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) outside Trump Tower on Oct. 26.
After the election, many protests against Trump sprang up throughout the country. The Trump Tower, which has seen numerous protests over the past few months, was no exception. This one took place on Nov. 9, the day after the election.
Not all of the protests brought huge crowds. This lone protester sings outside Trump Tower on Nov. 14.
Police presence has been heavy.
New York City police stand guard outside Trump Tower on Nov. 18. While the building has always been a popular spot for visitors, it has become even more of a spectacle since election day.
The heavily armed New York City police officers at the main, Fifth Avenue entrance to Trump Tower don't mind taking selfies with passersby. Many, like these people on Nov. 15, have come by just to take a photo at the building — some to capture a bit of history and others to offer the new president their one-fingered salute.
Even some politicians were eager to take photos with the officers protecting Trump Tower. Here, Senator Ted Cruz, poses for a photo with a member of law enforcement as he leaves the building on Nov. 15.
Police presence isn't the only way the New York Police Department is keeping watch over the building. The NYPD has also set up an observation post to watch over Fifth Avenue and Trump Tower. It's seen here on Nov. 18.
Trump supporters have also taken to Trump Tower.
Supporters of Donald Trump have also gone to Trump Tower to make their voice heard. This woman holds a sign reading "Make America Great Again" at the building on Oct. 8.
Also on Oct. 8, New York street performer the Naked Cowboy performed in front of the building. He appeared in his signature underwear with "#Trump" painted on the back.
After the election, this Trump supporter showed his gratitude to police protecting the president-elect at Trump Tower on Nov. 18.