You've seen the power a 600-horespower engine can produce on a racetrack. You may have seen the results of what 600 horsepower looks like on a local highway. But have you seen what 600 horsepower can do in an elevator shaft? This might...Show More Summary
One of the most consistent themes in Disney films is that you can conquer your fears if you just believe enough. It's rare you get a big real-world example of this, but a four-year-old girl was trapped in an elevator shaft, and in order to get her out, firefighters had to serenade her with the one Disney song everyone's talking about these days. Yep. "Let It Go."
A New York girl survived a 35-foot fall down an elevator shaft at an apartment building. The girl, identified only as being between the age of 10 to 12, fell from the first floor of the building to the subbasement Friday, according to the Fire...
A young girl was hospitalized this afternoon after falling two stories down an elevator shaft in a SoHo building, according to police. [ more › ]
In the summer of 2011, the Twitter account @CondeElevator had a brief and wonderful run. Only 36 tweets went out to over 75,000 followers, ostensibly reporting from inside the hallowed hollows of Condé Nast's elevator shaft. @CondeElevator gave readers a sense of the out-of-touch attitudes at some of the most... More »
yWe’ve been hearing reports back from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from reporters saying their hotel rooms have been, well, less than finished or those that came with beers already under the bed. But it seems athletes aren’t immune from the shoddy shenanigans: over the weekend two different bobsledders had a bit of a close call with malfunctioning … [More]
The close calls keep coming: first an athlete had to bust through a stuck door to get out of a bathroom, now there's been a run-in with a ghost elevator. Sochi 2014!
It seems bobsledders in the Olympic Village have a knack for creating headlines even though their events haven’t officially started in Sochi. Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn became an Internet sensation after he broke down a door that became jammed in the Olympic Village. Now,...
British bobsledder Rebekah Wilson was greeted with an empty elevator shaft when she attempted to leave her room in the Olympic Village on Saturday morning. She later said she hit the down button, the doors opened, and there was nothing there. Show More Summary
Via Citi FX Technicals, Up the escalator, down the elevator shaft The volatility in Local Markets which began in 2013 may just be beginning as much of the excess liquidity that went in search for yield may reverse course. During theShow More Summary
Like so many secret spaces of New York City, this one-room exhibit space (hidden inside an abandoned elevator) is not exactly on the beaten path. This pop-up...
A limestone sarcophagus discovered earlier this year underneath Lincoln Castle during an archaeological survey before construction of an elevator shaft has been opened. It was a lengthy, delicate process. When the stone coffin was first unearthed, only the side was visible. The trench was deep and the sarcophagus very heavy; it took months to dig [...]
· Sorry to anyone who uses the federal government. It has shut down. · Eddie Van Halen sues contractor over moldy elevator shaft; TMZ repeatedly attempts stupid joke · Garcetti's new Planning Commission: people who give lots of mone...
After traveling in an elevator with a group of straight men, this gay editor was allowed to exit first. He's still trying to decide if he was handed a silent compliment or just given the shaft. read more
``The bizarre nature of the practices put in place in the construction of InTempo doesn't stop at bad banks and missing elevator shafts. The initial backer of the project, Caixa Galicia, stopped paying workers for four months aroundShow More Summary
Topic: Spanish skyscraper project Number of floors: 47 Number of elevator shafts: 0 Details: Here. Best comment: "I wonder if they included stairs." [HT: Althouse]
"... the town of Benidorm in Alicante, Spain, had almost completed its 47-story skyscraper when it realized it excluded plans for elevator shafts." And I thought the blunder was that the building looks like a giant pair of pants. No elevators, eh?
It's been over a year since we visited the opening of Museum, the diminutive institution housed in a Cortlandt Alley elevator shaft in Lower Manhattan, so I recently stopped by to see their summer exhibition. The show is more like an...Show More Summary
El Reg shows where you can go and get truly shafted Geek's Guide to Britain The Tower rises above the flat plain of the Nene valley near Northampton - for centuries home of Britain’s shoe industry, but these days better known as the...Show More Summary
In an abandoned elevator shaft in Tribeca, a tiny museum showcases strange curiosities. From pocket watches to bulletproof backbacks, some items have a story, which you can get from the provided pamphlet or by calling an 800 number. The museum is free from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday through July 1. Show More Summary