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Trapped in an Elevator for 41 Hours ...

In 1999, Nicholas White took a cigarette break, and then went back up elevator car #30 in New York City's McGraw-Hill building.

Little did he know that he would be trapped in the elevator for the next 41 hours. Here's a condensed look at White's ordeal, as captured by the building's security camera: Link - Thanks Elan!


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I cant believe this...
Seeing his pull back the doors and see a brick wall was really sad...I dont think i could have made it...

Oh and yeah anyone know the song?
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So many questions above can be answered by the article Will was good enough to post:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/04/21/080421fa_fact_paumgarten

Poor guy - 2 days in an elevator ruined his life.
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Man... I've only gotten stuck in elevators a few times (thank you, East Coast institution which shall remain nameless but managed to spend $27 million on a new staircase), but the longest I ever got stuck was still under an hour. Fortunately, I was just coming back up from the cafeteria where I had been studying, so I sat in the elevator, ate cookies and read until someone came and rescued me. :)
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