Power is expected to be restored to residents of a Portland high-rise apartment building after the electrical system failed late last month.
A key component needed for a permanent fix at Franklin Towers, home to 210 low-income older and disabled tenants, was delivered from New Mexico last week, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Electricians have been working to restore power, and their work was expected to be completed as early as Thursday evening or Friday, the Press Herald reported.
The electrical system at Franklin Towers failed on Aug. 26. Power was quickly restored to the first six floors, but only partially to floors seven through 11.
That came as temperatures rose again in late August, leaving residents stricken with heat but unable to use fans or air conditioners to cool off.
The electrical system failure served to highlight other longstanding issues in the apartment building, including elevator functionality, bugs, leaks and dirty hallways, the Press Herald reported.
The Portland Housing Authority, which owns Franklin Towers, is planning a $35 million renovation, though it’s unclear when that will begin, according to the newspaper.