Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons
Well, first there are the new panic buttons being installed in five locations in our building. They will bring immediate help without going through an intermediary.
Police are called by buttons at the front desk, management office, security office, and garage office. While the intention is that staff will use these buttons, in fact they may also be used by residents.
The remaining button, at the pool, is available only to the pool attendant and will summon paramedics.
On the other hand, the elevator hold open buttons do work. Far better to admit a late-arriving passenger that way than to grab onto or block the door.
Management estimates that 6 out of every 10 elevator failures here at Park Tower are due to doors being physically prevented from closing. Come on, guys!
What about doors fitted with push pads, like those on either side of the receiving room, laundry room, bike room, etc? Do we damage the mechanism if we push the doors open the usual way instead of using the push pad?
Nope! Those mechanisms are not damaged in any way if we choose not to use them.
And finally, there is the garage door remote. Available online, it can be affixed to the sun visor and opens our overhead garage door as you approach from either direction.
Go to www.amazon.com, then type in Garage Door Parts Linear Dt2a Garage Door Opener Remote Transmitter. If several models come up, select the one that reads and looks exactly as the one above.
When it arrives, take it to the management office for programming. Works like a charm.
World Cuisine Potluck
Save Sunday, September 24, for the Social Committee’s next event — 4:30 to 7:30 pm in the Party Room. Bring and share your favorite dishes from around the world. Sign-up beginning a week prior at front desk.
Canadian Hemlock Saunas
Stunning stand-alone saunas now grace each of our newly-remodeled Health Club restrooms. The wood, intentionally unfinished, weathers naturally with heat and moisture. An interior light can be tuned to a color that suits your mood, and speakers play from your personal sound source. Temperature and duration are set using a control panel, also inside the booth.
Don’t be confused. The roof project is happening at the top of the building, over the 55th floor. The Rooftop Deck & Garden is on the 2nd floor just outside the aerobics room — and it will be beautiful this Fall, with mature plantings (picture) as well as new ones in the recently relined planters. Feel free to sit awhile in wonder.
Park Tower Horizons
Have a look at www.ptcondo.com, Home page, lower right corner.
Click on any of the six photos and you’ll see two dozen gorgeous shots. Management swaps in new ones from time-to-time, selected from hundreds collected over the years. There is a short introductory paragraph, as follows:
These photos demonstrate one of the most valuable assets Park Tower owners have and one of the most awesome features of this community’s living experience – THE VIEW! No matter the weather, the time of year – morning, noon and night, the view from Park Tower is always something to behold.
From a unit high in our tower, one Owner has even captured video of an entire year’s worth of sunrises! Check it out at https://youtu.be/0Gq_UsVd5QI
In Our Parks
Come Spring, TowerTalk will start a new column by this name. In the meantime, here are some close-by park events that may interest you.
Movies in the Park features Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise. Free, closed-captioned, September 4 at dusk, Kathy Osterman Beach just north of Bryn Mawr and east of Lake Shore Drive.
Staged Reading, a series of new works, free, age 8 and up. September 18, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Berger Park Cultural Center on the lakefront at 6205 N. Sheridan.
Community Stewardship Workday, September 23, 9:00 am to noon, Montrose Beach just north of Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park.
Cabaret on the Lake, free monthly variety show for and by singers, storytellers, comedians, musicians, dancers, and poets. October 13, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan.