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Old July 31st, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Here are some pics of the original 1969 Tower Crew.

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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:16 PM
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It still amazes me the designers trusted that people had enough sense to not go over the side of the low railings.
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Wow. That's about triple the size of the staff I had at tower in 1990, before staffing reductions. I guess the slide is included in that staff... makes sense.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Wow. That's about triple the size of the staff I had at tower in 1990, before staffing reductions. I guess the slide is included in that staff... makes sense.
When I worked slide in the mid 70s, the slide was a totally different crew.
I don't know if that was the case when they built the tower, but it does look like one of these three pictures is the tower crew, one is the slide crew, and one is something different, maybe scholarship winners or something, that happen to be on the top of the tower.
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Actually, now that I look at them again, the one that would be the tower crew is very large. They should have two elevator operators, one person, maybe two at the top to make change, one to sweep the area and a swing between days and nights for breaks. That would be Six a shift at the most, 11 for both shifts.

The slide would have two or so to hand out mats and three or so to collect them, one to sweep, and one for breaks. About five to seven per shift.
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Actually, now that I look at them again, the one that would be the tower crew is very large. They should have two elevator operators, one person, maybe two at the top to make change, one to sweep the area and a swing between days and nights for breaks. That would be Six a shift at the most, 11 for both shifts.

The slide would have two or so to hand out mats and three or so to collect them, one to sweep, and one for breaks. About five to seven per shift.
Yeah, I was just talking about the picture on the platform. We generally opened with two operators (one elevator, one crossing), had a swing (two swings on busy days to run breaks and open a second elevator), so that's 2 days, 2 swings, and 2 nights at the most. I think we had 8 people on our entire crew at its highest level, which was rare - generally we had 6 and had lots of open lines. Fortunately, people liked me and liked the easy shift at tower -plus it was an easy 'operator' punch for the operator badge, so it was usually not a problem to fill my lines.
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