Fire officials said Monday that the man who died in the Trump Tower fire Saturday died of smoke inhalation.
Todd Brassner, 67, was killed when a fire tore through his apartment on the 50th floor of the midtown high-rise.
There were no sprinklers inside the apartment, nor working smoke detectors, the city fire department said Monday night.
Brassner's death is prompting questions about why there are no sprinklers in the 58-story building, and what Donald Trump himself did to keep it that way.
NY1 talked with the then-real estate developer in 1999, shortly after a law was signed requiring sprinklers in new buildings. He didn't appear happy.
"Recently, we're having a little hard time in the real estate world because we've been saddled with some pretty big burdens," Trump said.
But in a sense, his lobbying had paid off; the law covered just new buildings, meaning that the 1983-built Trump Tower went without.
It came after fatal fires prompted then-mayor Rudy Giuliani to launch a bid for more sprinklers.
"There's no reason not to have sprinklers — including within the apartment itself," Giuliani said.
Brooklyn City Councilman Robert Cornegy said Monday afternoon that every residential building of four units or more should have sprinklers. That would include Trump Tower.
"Donald Trump has always been a powerful player in this city. And I don't hold him responsible, but he could have been more responsible and let his voice be heard around the safety of New Yorkers," Cornegy said.
Trump's attorney didn't return messages Monday.
The councilman insists that the high-profile death in a Trump property isn't the reason why he's writing the bill. Instead, he said it comes from a council hearing that he chaired on fire safety.
Officials count more than 124,000 residential buildings with four or more units built before the law went into effect.
The real estate development community says the building code has been effective in limiting fatalities.
"Whether or not additional laws or steps are warranted should be based upon analysis of data as to how often such fires occur, in what types of structures they occur, and the practical physical challenges of implementing such laws or steps," Real Estate Board of New York President John Banks said.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said City Hall will review the bill.
19 years ago, de Blasio's predecessor was quoted as saying sprinklers should be required in all homes, not just those that house four or more families.
Rudy Giuliani said then: "I do not want us to lose the momentum that has come off these terrible tragedies."