Trapped in an elevator… for 41 hours

Even if you catch an elevator on a daily basis you’ve probably had occasion to wonder how it would feel to be trapped in one. That’s the price we pay for confined convenience (see also the Tube in London).

Well wonder no more, because in 1999 a thirty-four-year-old production manager at Business Week, on the forty-third floor of the McGraw-Hill Building, part of the Rockefeller Center in New York, got into elevator Car No. 30. And that’s where he stayed, stuck and unnoticed, for almost two days.

Read the New Yorker article here by Nick Paumgarten, and then watch the time lapsed video above. And I’ll join you on the stairs next time.

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Trapped in an elevator… for 41 hours