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Trump tower in Chicago floods after sprinkler test

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Newly installed 20-foot-tall letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P are seen on the side of real estate billionaire Donald Trump's skyscraper in Chicago, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The letters have triggered a war of words between Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

It's too soon to tell whether cooler heads will prevail in the Donald Trump-Rahm Emanuel spat over the billionaire's name being prominently affixed to a Chicago skyscraper.

As for the tower's sprinkler heads, well, that's another story.

The first floor of the Trump International Hotel and Tower flooded Thursday morning after a test of the building's sprinkler system went awry, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The water poured through the ceiling near the 96-floor tower's southwest entrance and gushed down stairs around 9 a.m.

Crews were making repairs as of early Thursday afternoon, the paper reported.

The tower, located along the Chicago River, has made news in recent weeks over a sign bearing Trump's last name in 20-foot-tall letters affixed to the building's side. Emanuel has called the sign  "architecturally tasteless," while Trump has deemed it a "world-class sign" that is a valuable addition to the Chicago skyline.

The tower also flooded on Feb. 15 after a standpipe installed by the Chicago Fire Department was opened, causing an estimated $700,000 in damage. Three men were charged with felony criminal damage to property in the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Click here to read more from the Chicago Tribune.

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