• Many of Manhattan's high-end residents are hiring armed security guards to protests its residents amid fears over Election Day unrest, the New York Post reported.
  • Some buildings include Columbus Circle's Time Warner Center and the Chelsea apartments.
  • Retailers have also been taking precautions in case of unrest, Business Insider previously reported.
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Manhattan's luxury apartment complexes are prepping for the election by hiring extra security guards to protect their wealthy residents, the New York Post reported.

The report comes as fear of unrest over Election Day continues to spread, prompting the ultra-wealthy and even retailers to take extra precautions. 

The Post named several luxury buildings in Manhattan that are hiring armed security, including Columbus Circle's Time Warner Center, who, according to the Post, plans on hiring off-duty cops armed with submachine guns. 

The Chelsea apartment building, which has been home to the likes of Pete Davidson and Tim Gunn, is also looking to hire armed guards, as well as the London Terrance Towers — also located in the Chelsea neighborhood, and which has housed Chelsea Clinton and photographer Annie Leibovitz — which sent an email out to its residents saying it would hire additional security to guard the area. 

"As you are aware, government enforcement agencies across the country are making plans to control the possible civil unrest following the upcoming presidential election," the email read, according to the Post. 

"Regardless of the outcome of [Tuesday's] election," the letter continued. "Our concerns range from isolated violent incidents to a long stretch of mass protests, confrontations between extremists, and potential property damage." 

At the same time, 220 Central Park, located on Manhattan's "Billionaire's Row" told the Post there are usually security guards in place, but they will be taking extra precautions come Election Day. A resident board member told the outlet that 432 Park Avenue in Midtown was still in discussions on its next steps.

The ultra-wealthy are not the only ones who are preparing for Election Day unrest. Tom Buiocchi, CEO of the contractor company ServiceChannel, previously told Business Insider's Bethany Biron the company was seeing an increase in requests for extra security guards and ways to board up stores.

Buiocchi declined to name the exact retailers, but ServiceChannel's client list includes Fendi, Tory Burch, and Givenchy, per its website. 

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Walmart had announced it would be removing guns from its aisles before the coming election, citing "safety precautions." The retailer has since reversed its decision.

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