Presidential Towers Turning Air Conditioning On Early After All

CHICAGO (CBS) — Climate change is coming to some high-rise buildings on the Near West Side.

We’ve been telling you about the heat wave at the four buildings known as Presidential Towers. Even though Chicago had eight days of record warmth, the management had not turned on the air conditioning.

People on the upper floors said they were sweltering.

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Now a change of heart – and temperature.

A vice president of the Presidential Towers management company says Tower 1 has air conditioning and that Towers 2 and 3 are getting AC today.

Tower 4 will get AC today or tomorrow.

Upwards of 100 residents have been asking when they were going to get some cool air – but that a group of about a dozen have been especially insistent.

Building management has said the 1980s-era buildings have a system that makes it difficult to easily switch over to cool air.

Waterton Residential Operations Vice President Lela Cirjakovic says the early warm weather has made things “challenging.”

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