Trapped in Elevator


41 hours trapped in an elevator. You succeed in opening the thick metal door. You see only a thick wall. No way out. A nightmare for everybody became reality for Nicholas White on October 15, 1999 in the McGraw-Hill Building in New York.

Music: “The Storm Begins,” by Jennifer Haines
Video to Nick Paumgarten’s piece “Up and Then Down” from the April 21st issue of The New Yorker.



In 2005 another elevator trapped another man. Three days long.


NEW YORK (AP) — A deliveryman who vanished after taking Chinese food to a Bronx high-rise apartment building was found alive Tuesday

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