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Published: 11/17/2012


Residents of Alpha Towers Struggle with Elevators

Residents at Toledo's Alpha Towers have complained the elevators in the building haven't worked correctly in years. Currently the building, which includes Section 8 housing, employs temporary workers to manually operate the one of two elevators that continue to function. The workers, however, are not present at all times, leaving some residents stranded.

Residents at Toledo's Alpha Towers have complained the elevators in the building haven't worked correctly in years. Currently the building, which includes Section 8 housing, employs temporary workers to manually operate the one of two elevators that continue to function. The workers, however, are not present at all times, leaving some residents stranded. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Residents at Toledo's Alpha Towers have complained the elevators in the building haven't worked correctly in years. Currently the building,...
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Donetta Hayes, left, talks with Redie Peterson, 72, in the lobby of Alpha Towers. Peterson, who has a pacemaker, said she has had to walk up the eight flights of stairs to her apartment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Donetta Hayes, left, talks with Redie Peterson, 72, in the lobby of Alpha Towers. Peterson, who has a pacemaker, said ...
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Laura Gipson, 88, center, talks with her Carolyn Mason, 76, right, in the community room of Alpha Towers in Toledo. Gipson ended up stranded in the lobby recently when no one was on hand to man the elevator. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laura Gipson, 88, center, talks with her Carolyn Mason, 76, right, in the community room of Alpha Towers in Toledo....
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William Craig, 78, recounts being on one of the elevators in Toledo's Alpha Towers when it plunged between floors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo William Craig, 78, recounts being on one of the elevators in Toledo's Alpha Towers when it plunged between floors.
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Redie Peterson, 72, right, listens while William Craig, 78, recounts being on one of the elevators in Toledo's Alpha Towers when it plunged between floors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Redie Peterson, 72, right, listens while William Craig, 78, recounts being on one of the elevators in Toledo's Alpha Towers ...
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Donetta Hayes holds the floor button down on the elevator at Toledo's Alpha Towers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Donetta Hayes holds the floor button down on the elevator at Toledo's Alpha Towers.
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Donetta Hayes waits for the single working elevator at Toledo's Alpha Towers to open. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Donetta Hayes waits for the single working elevator at Toledo's Alpha Towers to open.
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Laura Gipson, 88, right, recounted her experience of being stranded in the lobby when the elevator stopped working at Alpha Towers in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laura Gipson, 88, right, recounted her experience of being stranded in the lobby when the elevator stopped working at Alpha ...
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