timelapse video of a guy stuck in an elevator for 41 hours

The longest smoke break of Nicholas White’s life began at around eleven o’clock on a Friday night in October, 1999. White, a thirty-four-year-old production manager at Business Week, working late on a special supplement, had just watched the Braves beat the Mets on a television in the office pantry. Now he wanted a cigarette. He told a colleague he’d be right back and, leaving behind his jacket, headed downstairs…

elevator stories never make for the most interesting reading, however i was compelled to read this story in the new yorker after watching the accompanied time lapse video of a guy stuck in an elevator for 41 hours.

i appreciated the way that the article forced me to read about the history of elevators, which was interwoven into the story of nicholas white during and after his 41 hour ordeal.

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