Patience definitely a virtue
Imagine yourself running late to class
one morning, and because you did not
want to walk down eleven flights of
stairs, you dashed for the elevators.
Somewhere between floors four and
five, the elevator stops. Yes, you were
stuck. Looks like you were going to be
later than you thought.
This event was unfortunate and very
real for Towers residents. Most people
who took the elevators were all too familiar with the problems.
Overcrowding was the most common
complaint. The Towers were built in the
early seventies, and it seemed that not
much practical thought was given to elevator usage.
"Whoever designed 17-floor buildings
Rush Hour. Residents pour out of the elevator in
the early morning rush to class. Photo by Rachel
Patience Is A Virtue. Whether coming or going,
residents had to wait almost ten minutes each
way. Photo by Rachel del Rosario.
with 500 students in each one should
have thought to put in more than two
elevators," said Gena Crenwelge.
"We spend about $60,000 per year to
keep those elevators up, and there are
still maintenance problems," said
Terry Bridges, area coordinator for the
Whether the situation was to be
blamed on poor planning or slow service,
it was becoming increasingly obvious
that there was a problem.
Until more elevators are added or the
old ones maintained more efficiently, all
that residents could really do was be patient, be considerate, and without a
doubt, keep complaining.
ates Hall-lst Floor
Amal Davis, Derrick, Brisket
Howard, Nate Bullocks,
Darren Woods, Albert
Weatherspoon, Greg Wolk,
Tracy Good, Manny
Hazard.Photo by Mark Lacy.
ates Hall-2nd Floor
R. Brinkmann, J. Fritz, B.
Murray, D. Klinger, E. Pardee,
P. Cooper, J. Bevil, J.
Youngblood, T. Polk, J.
Johnson, K. Jenkins, L. Truitt,
W. Barron, D. Sciaraffa, E.
Blount, J. Mouton, J.
Wheatherspoon, J. Davis, S.
O'Conner, N. Adams, P.
Bailey, Z. Chatman, ]. Berry,
M. Newhouse, G. Brinkley,
M. Grant, S. Holmes, M.
Gisler, D. Wasson, D. Clapp,
T. McCauley, S. Hinze, C.
Pezman, S. Berg, K.
Labay.Photo by Mark Lacy.
ates Hall-3rd Floor
Sam Robinson, Trina Perkins,
Rayford Ross, Lee Flemming,
Brent Davidson, Margaret
May, Kim Montgomery, Beth
May, Edric Gordon, Karen
Yee, Michael Spriggs, Angela
Boles, Sandra Cummings,
Sherrianda Pitts, Robert Bent,
Kim McAllister, Shari Radler,
Kristen Birklebach, John
Haduch, Kevin Crawford,
Carlos Lastra, Steve Jones, Al
Welle, Norah Simpson, Jenny
Nainz, Lesile Sadler,
Sherronda Write, Michelle
Collins.Pfiofo by Mark Lacy.
ates HalMth Floor
W. Baugh, J. Bradley, J.
Hardy, C. Darby, N. Kalu, M.
Smith, E. Kaiser, M. Lorch, M.
Carrosquilla, D. Ripley, J.
Rader, W. Roese, T. Johnson,
F. Jackson, C. Porter, C.
Crockett, F. Holloway, J.
Foley, J. Golden, K. Kirk.Photo
by Mark Lacy.
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