Monday, April 14, 2008

41 Hours in an Elevator

Check out this time-lapse video of Business Week production manager Nicholas White's 41 -hour ordeal in an elevator of the McGraw-Hill Building in Rockefeller Center, which he experienced beginning on a Friday night in 1999 after going outside for a cigarette break:

"When White finished his cigarette, he returned to the lobby and, waved along by a janitor buffing the terrazzo floors, got into Car No. 30 and pressed the button marked 43. The car accelerated. It was an express elevator, with no stops below the thirty-ninth floor, and the building was deserted. But after a moment White felt a jolt. The lights went out and immediately flashed on again. And then the elevator stopped."

Gawker notes, White is unemployed and the experience pretty much altered his life forever.


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