- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal judge has placed a historic downtown Oklahoma City building into receivership and ordered that efforts to restore air conditioning and elevator service begin immediately.

The Oklahoman reports (https://bit.ly/1KtQv6b ) the receiver appointed Thursday by Judge Stephen Friot met immediately with attorneys for Veolia Energy - which recently cut off the chilled water it provides for the 33-story First National Center’s air conditioning. Receiver Jim Parrack will also seek a buyer for the 84-year-old Art Deco tower.

Tenants have endured temperatures they say reached 90 degrees and above since air conditioning was shut off earlier this week. Four state agencies with offices in the building moved out shortly after shut-off notices were sent last week.

Friot also warned those battling over ownership of the building not to obstruct the receiver.

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