Elmira College's Twin Towers dorms temporarily closed for elevator repairs
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – One of Elmira College's dormitories have been temporarily closed for repairs.
Elmira College officials tell WENY News the Twin Towers residence halls will be closed as crews work to repair the elevators in the building.
According to Elmira City Fire Chief Joseph Martino, because there will be no operating elevators during the repairs, a “no occupancy” notice has been placed on the residence halls; however, once the repairs are made, everything will be business as usual in the dorms.
In a statement to WENY News, Elmira College officials said:
The College has been working very closely with officials in the City of Elmira, as well as with the New York State Fire Marshal service, and the local Fire Chief for the past couple of weeks to ensure that all of our residence halls are safe for students, visitors, and first-responders entering and exiting buildings during emergencies and drills.
Through that work, a decision was made to temporarily close the Twin Towers due to issues with the elevators. As a result, students housed in the Twin Towers will be moved to available spaces in other buildings on campus. The Office of Residence Life is contacting students individually with a new housing assignment.
Once the renovations to the elevators are completed, students originally selected to occupy the Towers residence hall will be able to move back into Towers, if desired.