Petition to rename street in front of Trump Tower after Obama has more than 260K signatures

The Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue is teeming with tourists seeking to see Donald Trump. (Shutterstock/Robert Cicchetti)

NEW YORK CITY (WTHR) — A petition to rename the street in front of Trump Tower in New York City is gaining momentum.

The petition, which had more than 265,000 signatures on Thursday morning, would rename the street from Fifth Avenue to President Barack H. Obama Avenue.

"The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown L.A. in his honor. We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same by renaming a block of Fifth Avenue after the former president whose many accomplishments include: saving our nation from the Great Recession; serving two completely scandal-free terms in office; and taking out Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind September 11th, which killed over 3,000 New Yorkers," the petition's background reads.

The street is the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets.

The goal has been reached a couple times already with the creators of the petition increasing it each time its met. The current goal is 275,000 signatures.

The petition will eventually make its way to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's desk.